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Defect drivecage - roaming RAID5

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gruber_2
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Defect drivecage - roaming RAID5

Hello,

I´ve a problem with a RAID 5 over 3 Disks. At first it looks like a drive dosen´t work correctly. The Drive in Slot 1 is out of function. After replacing the Drive I became the same error. So I think the Slot 1 in the Drivecage is the problem.

My Question is now, how can I roaming the defect Array to use Slot 2 in case of the defect Slot 1 without loosing data.

Thanks for your Ideas an

Bye

Thomas
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: Defect drivecage - roaming RAID5

I am afraid you are out of luck. Drive roaming only works with intact arrays. Anything else is gambling.

You might have heard about instances where people have pulled a disk from a mirror 'for backup'. It seems to work when you put the disk back into the same slot, but not otherwise.

I strongly suggest you take a full, verified backup before you start experimenting, better get the hardware fixed.
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gruber_2
Occasional Contributor

Re: Defect drivecage - roaming RAID5

Hello Uwe,

thanks for your fast and qualified answer. Something like your answer I thought me. I thank you for your reaction.

Bye

Thomas