swapping RAID1 disk and hot-swap disk for restore image test

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Fri Mar 19 10:04:45 CDT 2010

On Fri, March 19, 2010 04:33, Jens_Heinz at dell.com wrote:
> It should work this way:
> 1. goto RAID BIOS
> 2. offline both RAID1 HDDs
> 3. create a RAID0 in hotspare drive
> 4. change 'bootable VD'
> 5. do your restore tests
> To go back to your original configuration I would recommend to just
> online one of your both RAID1 HDDs and rebuild the other if all is fine.

Just to preserve as many options as possible, I'd return the RAID0 to
hotspare status, online one of the RAID1 HDDs, and let it rebuild on the
hotspare.  Then designate the offlined drive as new hotspare.  If
something bad happens during the rebuild, you still have the offlined
member untouched.

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