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

Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 19:52:18 CDT 2010

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 12:04 AM, J. Epperson
<Dell at epperson.homelinux.net> wrote:
> 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.

OK, that sounds like a smart move to me, we will do that indeed.
Many thanks,
Gernot Hassenpflug

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