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surprise005
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Unable to expand the vdisk!

Hello everybody!

I have HP P2000 SAS MSA with 2 controllers.

In this storage there are 12 LFF hard drives 1 TB each of them. Vdisk was configured to use all 12 hard drives RAID6. Yesterday one of the drives went into the status failovr, and i made clear disk metadata. After that, I'm trying to return the same disc back into the raid, but I get the message Unable to expand the vdisk. An invalid device was specified.

 

Please help me to solve this problem.

Thanks.

 

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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

"Yesterday one of the drives went into the status failovr, and i made clear disk metadata. "

 

Have you considered the possibility that perhaps the disk is broken and needs to be replaced?

 

Checked logs?

surprise005
Occasional Contributor

Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

I have 2 similar free disk and I tried them both, the same result.

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

How are you trying to return the disk into the array? By assigning it as a spare?
surprise005
Occasional Contributor

Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

Tools->Expand Vdisk->click on disk checkbox->Expand Vdisk

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor
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Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

OK, but if you have a broken disk perhaps you should take care of that before trying to expand the vdisk?

To start rebuild of the vdisk you need to assign the disk as a spare.
surprise005
Occasional Contributor

Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

Thx a lot Johan ill try it now. I post result later.

surprise005
Occasional Contributor

Re: Unable to expand the vdisk!

It works, thx.