How To Create RAID Arrays with mdadm

The mdadm utility can be used to create and manage storage arrays using Linux’s RAID capabilities, providing administrators with flexibility in coordinating individual and logical storage devices with greater performance and redundancy. In this guide, we will go over a number of different RAID configurations that can be set up on your server. Choose your operating system below to get started.

Debian

Ubuntu

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