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Nelson Chamba
Regular Advisor

replacing a failure disk

Hi Folks

 

I´m confused, i got a failure disk on my disk array that is mirror with another one. I have a spare one to replace but i need to be sure i´m doing the right thing so i used the the book When Good Disk Go Bad tips to identify it.

 

The results are the one on the attachment can some one help me.

 

The failure disk is located on position 7 (phisical) on the array. 

 

The ouput of vgdisplya i can see that it´s c5t6d0 the failure disk but with the ioscan is shows all disk claimed.

 

PV Name /dev/dsk/c5t6d0
PV Name /dev/dsk/c4t6d0 Alternate Link
PV Status unavailable
Total PE 17499
Free PE 249
Autoswitch On

 

and from the 

 

LE PV1 PE1 Status 1 PV2 PE2 Status 2
00000 /dev/dsk/c5t0d0 07500 current /dev/dsk/c5t3d0 07503 current
00001 /dev/dsk/c5t0d0 07501 current /dev/dsk/c5t3d0 07504 current
00002 /dev/dsk/c5t0d0 07502 current /dev/dsk/c5t3d0 07505 current
00003 /dev/dsk/c5t0d0 07503 current /dev/dsk/c5t3d0 07506 current
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17591 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07596 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00091 current
17592 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07597 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00092 current
17593 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07598 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00093 stale
17594 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07599 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00094 current
17595 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07600 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00095 current
17596 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07601 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00096 current
17597 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07602 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00097 current
17598 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07603 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00098 stale
17599 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07604 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00099 current
17600 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07605 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00100 current
17601 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07606 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00101 current
17602 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07607 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00102 current
17603 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07608 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00103 current
17604 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07609 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00104 current
17605 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07610 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00105 stale
17606 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07611 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00106 stale
17607 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07612 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00107 current
17608 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07613 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00108 current
17609 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 07614 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 00109 stale
19078 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09083 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01578 stale  
19079 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09084 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01579 stale
19080 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09085 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01580 stale
19081 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09086 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01581 stale
19082 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09087 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01582 stale
19083 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09088 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01583 stale
19084 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09089 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01584 stale
19085 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09090 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01585 stale
19086 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09091 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01586 stale
19087 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09092 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01587 stale
19088 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09093 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01588 stale
19089 /dev/dsk/c5t5d0 09094 current /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 01589 stale

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27494 /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 09994 stale /dev/dsk/c4t7d0 00000 current
27495 /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 09995 stale /dev/dsk/c4t7d0 00001 current
27496 /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 09996 stale /dev/dsk/c4t7d0 00002 current
27497 /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 09997 stale /dev/dsk/c4t7d0 00003 current
27498 /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 09998 stale /dev/dsk/c4t7d0 00004 current
27499 /dev/dsk/c5t6d0 09999 stale /dev/dsk/c4t7d0 00005 current

 

 

regards. 

4 REPLIES
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: replacing a failure disk

Looks like the disk has failed even if it is shown as CLAIMED.

 

I think it is a fibre connected disk enclosure (FC10 or DS2405?)

 

You should proceed and replace the disk:

 

pvchange -a N ...

etc

 

according to the manual.

 

 

Since it is fibre connected, you need to work with

 

fcmsutil ... replace_dsk ...

 

 

After inserting the new disk, run ioscan and look into the syslog, it will tell you what to do.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Nelson Chamba
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Re: replacing a failure disk

Hi,

 

yes, it´s a FC disk. so it means i can remove the disk and place a new one and follow the process? How do i know if my system is hot-swappable? 

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: replacing a failure disk

Disks inside a fc10 or ds2405 are always hot pluggable.

What enclosure do you have???

(ioscan -fn will tell)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Nelson Chamba
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Re: replacing a failure disk

it´s a Storageworks 2405 Disk System