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Model 30 Disk Array BBU failure

 

Model 30 Disk Array BBU failure

I have an N-Class server with a Model 30 disk array that is reporting a BBU failure. I know it used to be fine, the failure is recent. I have done some maintenance on the system myself before, but I have no clue where the BBU for the Model 30 is! Does anyone know where I need to look or where I can get a replacement that will not be High Priced?
I'm the last IT guy here!
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Jesse Dougherty
Honored Contributor

Re: Model 30 Disk Array BBU failure

Hi Robert, the battery back-up unit (BBU) should be in the bottom back of the Model 30 array. HP parts surfer says that they have them for $1,291.00 - you will have to send your old / bad one back.

http://partsurfer.hp.com/cgi-bin/spi/main?sel_flg=partinfo&template=main&cpric=&psrchmode=&partsrch=A3231-69005&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

hope this helps

Jesse
Cypress Tech
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Model 30 Disk Array BBU failure

Hi Robert,

the battery backup unit (a battery) will take over if power fails and shut down the array and write all remaining data to the disks. You can see it at the bottom of the backside.
Failure means, the battery is dead and needs to be replaced.

If the battery is failed, the write cache will be disabled - this slows down this slowly box.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Model 30 Disk Array BBU failure

Great now I know where to find it, and how to spend plenty of money for a couple of batteries.

Does anyone know if this is a serviceable part? Can I replace the batteries inside the BBU? I saved a ton of money when I replaced the batteries for the PowerTrust.
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Model 30 Disk Array BBU failure

Perhaps another option will be to buy another storage solution ;-)

I could imagine that a disk chassis with dual pathes and disk mirroring would be a perfect solution. A single disk would probably have much more space than your galaxy.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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