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Linux mdadm RAIDs


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

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

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Linux mdadm RAIDs

 

R‑Studio for Linux detects components from mdadm RAIDs and creates those RAIDs automatically. At the same time, R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux later, it automatically adds them to their respective mdadm RAID.

When an automatically created mdadm RAID is selected, R‑Studio for Linux highlights its components. It also highlights the mdadm RAID that Linux may itself create from the same components.

R‑Studio for Linux shows the components of the mdadm RAIDs on its LVM Components tab.

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mdadm Components tab

R‑Studio for Linux 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 for Linux 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 for Linux 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 for Linux believes most probable by clicking the Reassemble button.

R‑Studio for Linux shows such mdadm RAIDs in blue:

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mdadm RAIDs with added components in R-Studio