Changing a drive in predictable failure state

Kaj Niemi kajtzu at basen.net
Tue Jun 17 09:40:40 CDT 2008


How is pulling the drive out different from drive failure?

On Jun 17, 2008, at 17:38, <Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com> <Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com 
 > wrote:

> On the fly can result in lost the whole array in the worst case. =>  
> data
> corruption
>
> omconfig storage adisk action=remove controller=id
> adisk=<ARRAYFESTPLATTEN-ID>
> omconfig storage adisk action=offline controller=id
> adisk=<ARRAYFESTPLATTEN-ID>
>
> One of these steps should be done to remove the disk from the array. I
> use generally the offline task.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Kaj Niemi
> Sent: Dienstag, 17. Juni 2008 16:19
> To: Bertrand LUPART
> Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: Re: Changing a drive in predictable failure state
>
> Hi,
>
> 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. ;-)
>
>
>
> HTH
>
> Kaj
> --
> Kaj J. Niemi
> <kajtzu at basen.net>
> +358 45 63 12000
>
>
>




HTH

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



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