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spare drive after rebuild

spare drive after rebuild

Hi,
I have an MSA30 attached to a DL380 storage server running win2k3, the MSA30 has two raid5 array's, each array has a connection to a 6402 array controller, the array's consist of 6 U320 300GB 10k scsi hot plug disks and one hot spare, one disk failed, the rebuild took nine days to complete, my question, if i remove the failed disk and insert a new one will this new disk be my new spare or will the whole rebuild process start again.

thanks
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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: spare drive after rebuild

Hello Ton,
Yes... the rebuild Starts Again.
The original HOT spare will be back as hot spare.

Regards.
Shweta Verma
Occasional Advisor

Re: spare drive after rebuild

Hello Ton,

That is right. The rebuild will start again on the replaced drive . Check your rebuild priority, whether it is set to low, medium or high. You have an option to change your rebuild priority to high, in case you want a faster rebuild.

Re: spare drive after rebuild

thanks guys.

Re: spare drive after rebuild

One more question, when i insert the new disk the rebuild will start, can i change the rebuild-priority while the array is rebuilding?
I want to set it to high during the night and to low during the day.
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: spare drive after rebuild

Re: spare drive after rebuild

Yes, i've been working with ACU for ten years now, but never encountered a long-running array-rebuilt. (nine days)
So i want to change the priority during the rebuild, high during the night and low during the day.

Re: spare drive after rebuild

after inserting the new disk the rebuild took two hours.