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Old 08-30-2010, 05:47 AM   #1
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How to find which raid is configured(without restart)


Is there a way to find the raid type without restarting the machine?

I m using linux operating system.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
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Code:
cat /proc/mdstat
 
Old 08-30-2010, 06:33 AM   #3
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@vinaytp - is that only for soft or hard raid?
 
Old 08-30-2010, 06:35 AM   #4
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@vinaytp - is that only for soft or hard raid?
It is for Software RAID.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 06:44 AM   #5
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Its a hardware raid.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 07:09 AM   #6
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An important thing to have missed out of your question because I was curious as I too have a hardware driven raid and this does not work.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 07:41 AM   #7
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Its a hardware raid.
Code:
lshw | less -p RAID

lspci | less -p RAID
 
Old 08-30-2010, 07:52 AM   #8
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Firstly, thanks for -p to less ... hadn't used it before

I find that both tell me about my RAID hardware (which is cool), but neither seem to tell me, unless I missed it, what type of raid I am running?

As an example, my laptop returns the following:
Code:
lshw | less -p RAID
*-storage
             description: RAID bus controller
             product: Mobile 82801 SATA RAID Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
             resources: irq:29 ioport:6eb0(size=8) ioport:6eb8(size=4) ioport:6ec0(size=8) ioport:6ec8(size=4) ioport:6ee0(size=32) memory:fed1c800-fed1cfff

lspci | less -p RAID
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 82801 SATA RAID Controller (rev 02)
 
Old 08-30-2010, 08:40 AM   #9
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Usually the manufacturer of the RAID controller will provide a software with which you can view/control the hardware RAID configuration. I would suggest going this route if possible.
 
Old 08-30-2010, 09:08 AM   #10
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Firstly, thanks for -p to less ... hadn't used it before
You're welcome
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I find that both tell me about my RAID hardware (which is cool), but neither seem to tell me, unless I missed it, what type of raid I am running?
I suppose that is onboard raid controller.

What's your motherboard?
 
Old 08-30-2010, 09:39 AM   #11
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Also how can I see the faulty hardware raid through CLI

Any solution will be appreciated
Thanks
 
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My machine in this case is a Dell XPS 1730 (or M1730 depending on where you look). The raid is turned on in the BIOS and then it has interface
for setting it up when you boot. So I know I can get the details then, I was just curious (as per the question) if it were possible to tell
whilst the machine is running.

I do notice that when my machine starts I often see an error message flash up about dm-0 or dm-1 from inotify. Not really sure what they are about as they
flash very quickly and I do not seem to see it in a log anywhere
 
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I believe motherboard specification should contain all information about RAID.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 11:18 PM   #14
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Code:
lshw | less -p RAID

lspci | less -p RAID
there is no such command as lshw in my distribution .
Distribution details.
Code:
# lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: OracleVMserver
Description:    Oracle VM server release 2.2.0
Release:        2.2.0
Codename:       n/a
I m posting the output of lspci as lspci | less -p RAID returned pattern not found.

Code:
# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5520 I/O Hub to ESI Port (rev 13)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Por
t 1 (rev 13)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Por
t 2 (rev 13)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Por
t 3 (rev 13)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Por
t 7 (rev 13)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Por
t 9 (rev 13)
00:13.0 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controll
er (rev 13)
00:14.0 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers
 (rev 13)
00:14.1 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Regist
ers (rev 13)
00:14.2 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Regi
sters (rev 13)
00:14.3 PIC: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Throttle Registers (rev 13)
00:16.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.4 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.5 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.6 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:16.7 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 Chipset QuickData Tec
hnology Device (rev 13)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Contr
oller #2
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Contro
ller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Contr
oller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIR (ICH10R) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SATA AHCI Cont
roller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82575EB Gigabit Network Connectio
n (rev 02)
01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82575EB Gigabit Network Connectio
n (rev 02)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82575EB Gigabit Network Connectio
n (rev 02)
07:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82575EB Gigabit Network Connectio
n (rev 02)
0d:00.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068E PCI-Express
 
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lspci | less -p RAID returned pattern not found.
To me this would seem to imply there is no raid on the machine you ran it on.
 
  


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