Surviving H/W RAID troubles

Shaw, Marco Marco.Shaw at
Sun Jan 12 15:12:01 CST 2003

> Once you know you have good backups, my methodology with dell 
> hardware raid is:
> o log a support call to dell and get the replacement drive
> o check the replacement drive is the correct one from dell
> o identify the failed disk using afacli or megamon
> o check again to make sure
> o turn off power to the slot if it is an onboard disk (ref: afacli)
> o remove the failed drive and replace it with the new drive
> o verify the new disk is visible and the volume is rebuilding.


Didn't know afacli could "turn the power off to a slot".  Now, if I say the disks are on a Dell 1650 with a PERC 3/Di RAID controller, does that change anything?  I'll obviously have to RTFM some more.

Thanks for your input.


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