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

Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 19:53:45 CDT 2010

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 5:37 PM,  <Patrick_Fischer at dell.com> wrote:
> No trouble.
> Best is to power down the system - remove the raid 1 disks at least that
> the disk have no connection to the backplane.
> Test what you want to test- with the single disk as raid 0.
> After that delete the raid 0 reinsert the disks => import the foreign
> config and it will work as before
> IF you are work remote only, I would set the raid 1 disks to offline =>
> if you reenable it, set only one disk online and set the 2nd in a
> rebuild state. (this you can do after the os has started to see if all
> is fine and the 2nd mirrored disk can be used separately in worst case
> scenarios..)

Thank you for the instructions, after several messages in this thread
the various options are becoming clearer. Yes, we will do the work
remotely this time. Feedback on how this worked later in the week!
Gernot Hassenpflug

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