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MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

EU-Admins-UNIX
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MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

Hi

 

MSA30 disk has been replaced, nut still showing as NOT RESPONDING.

 

There is a command with a swicth to saconfig or sautil to rebuild the disk, but I cannot find it.

 

Any ideas?

 

Regards

 

Tariq

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Torsten.
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Re: MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

Could you post the sautil output?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Re: MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

 
Torsten.
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Re: MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

Looks like the disk is not responding at all.

Maybe the disk is dead too?

Consider to put the second spare disk in this slot ... or use another disk, if you have.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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EU-Admins-UNIX
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Re: MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

You could be right, although there was definitiely a command I ran to transition the disk fron 'NOT RESPONDING' to ''READY FOR RECOVERY' (or similar).

 

We have a slot tomorrow to bring down the server and MSA, so will see if that's makes any difference.

 

The disk the eng. replaced was 2:4, I told him the 12th one across.

 

Regards

 

Tariq

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

Just in case you have a status of

"READY FOR RECOVERY"

you can use

# sautil start_recovery

to start recovery.


But the disk in question has still FAILED status.

So obviously the disk doesn't answer at all.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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TarunJain
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Re: MSA Disk replaced - how to bring it online to rebuild, and free up the spare?

Thanks Torsten for the command.
Is there any similar command available in Windows to fix "Ready for Recovery" status?