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Replacing Physical Drives

N athan
Occasional Contributor

Replacing Physical Drives

One of our HDD drives has failed on a raid 5 configuration with a hotspare. The hotspare has automatically been rebuilt and the other drive is in the ready state. I have been informed by some very nice people in this forum that i will have to replace the physical defective HDD. Is it just a case of shutting the PC down, removing the defective disk replacing it with a new one, loading netraid config and setting it as the hotspare. So when i reboot the operating system will load and i won't get the dreaded opertaing system not found message. If i do get that message is there anything i can do?.
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacing Physical Drives

What is your hardware? Is it a storage enclosure?
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacing Physical Drives

hi
if the raid have rebuilded on the hot spare so you are full redundant. so no matter about rebooting server.
but in any case you don't need to sut down server to do this operation.
you can just start netraid assistant, see which is the hdd in ready status, (check that all other hdd are ONLINE )
replace the hdd with the new one, and then declare it as global hotspare.
exit netraid assistant and you are ready
bye
marino