Changing a drive in predictable failure state

Kaj Niemi kajtzu at
Tue Jun 17 09:19:19 CDT 2008


On Jun 17, 2008, at 17:00, Bertrand LUPART wrote:

> I've a PE 2950 whose physical drive #3 is in "predictable failure"  
> state
> (blinking green/orange). This disk is part of a RAID-1 virtual disk.
> I was surprised when the tech told me i just can't hotswap the drive  
> by
> a new one. Since the drive is still considered as healthy, he said i
> must remove the "faulty disk" from the RAID array beforehand.
> Since i'm running an unsupported Dell system, he just told me to
> shutdown the machine and handle that with the controller BIOS, which  
> i'd
> like not to do.

I have pulled out a drive on the fly, inserted another and had the  
array rebuild the VD just fine. I believe Dell discourage that but it  
should work. ;-)


Kaj J. Niemi
<kajtzu at>
+358 45 63 12000

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