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Replace a failed disk on HP StorageWorks MSA20 with a different capacity disk

hbadami
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Replace a failed disk on HP StorageWorks MSA20 with a different capacity disk

Hello 

I have a Raid 5 built up in HP StorageWorks MSA20 containing 8 , 250 GB disks. One disk has failed. I have one 500GB replacement disk (hot swappable) and my question is that can I use this 500GB  disk as a replacement for the failed disk (250 GB) in the Raid 5. Also do I need to do anything manually using hpacucli or the controller will rebuild the array magically?

 

Any help will be highly appreciated

Thanks. 


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PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace a failed disk on HP StorageWorks MSA20 with a different capacity disk

hi,

 

You can use the 500 GB hard drive , but it will work as 250 GB hdd. You just need to plug it in and the rebuild will start automaticaly.

 

Please make a backup of your data, before replacing the drive.

 

regards,

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hbadami
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Re: Replace a failed disk on HP StorageWorks MSA20 with a different capacity disk

Many thanks. Just a quick question, I dont have to do any partitioning on this disk or use hpacucli or anything else, right?

PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace a failed disk on HP StorageWorks MSA20 with a different capacity disk

hi,

 

Yes, that's right, everything should start and finish automaticaly. No action is needed from your side, except to replace the drive.

 

regards, 

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hbadami
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Re: Replace a failed disk on HP StorageWorks MSA20 with a different capacity disk

Many thanks.