Linux mdadm RAIDs

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mdadm is a Linux utility used to manage and monitor software RAID devices.

R-Studio supports such devices and when drives from a mdadm RAID are connected to a Linux computer, it automatically detects them and assembles mdadm RAIDs accordingly.

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Linux mdadm RAIDs

 

R-Studio detects components from mdadm RAIDs and creates those RAIDs automatically. At the same time, R-Studio gives access to the components of those RAIDs (hard drives and images).

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mdadm RAIDs in R-Studio

R-Studio shows broken mdadm RAIDs in pink.

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Broken mdadm RAIDs in R-Studio

If recognized components of a mdadm RAID are added to R-Studio (including disk images), R-Studio automatically adds them to their respective mdadm RAIDs.

When mdadm RAID components are such damaged that R-Studio cannot recognize them as components of broken mdadm RAIDs, you may add them manually. Right-click the required mdadm RAID, select Add missing disks on the context menu and select the required object(s) on the Add missing disks dialog box.

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Add missing disk dialog box

You should place the objects on their correct places.

R-Studio shows such mdadm RAIDs in blue:

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mdadm RAIDs with added components in R-Studio