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 Windows 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

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

When an automatically created mdadm RAID is selected, R-Studio highlights its components.

R-Studio shows the components of the mdadm RAIDs on its LVM Components tab.

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mdadm Components tab

R-Studio shows broken mdadm RAIDs in pink.

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Broken mdadm RAIDs in R-Studio

The mdadm Components tab also allows you to manually disconnect or connect the components, for example, if they are such damaged that R-Studio cannot recognize them as parts of a broken mdadm RAID. Select the object from the drop-down box and click the Connect button. R-Studio displays the objects it recognizes as the components of the mdadm RAID in blue.

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Add missing disk dialog box

You may immediately switch to the mdadm RAID configuration that R-Studio believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.

R-Studio shows mdadm RAIDs with manually added components in blue:

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mdadm RAIDs with added components in R-Studio