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PCS207
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Broken Smart Array P600 Controller

Hello,
in a ML350 G5,the RAID controller is defective (Smart Array P600).
A RAID5 is furnished.
OS: SBS 2003
What must I make, so that my system functions again, after I have renewed the controller?
I have the same controller, with the same firmware on it,as an exchange.

 

By replacing the controller, i have to configure the RAID5 new, but what happens with my data on the hdds?

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Storage Area Networks (SAN) (Enterprise). - Hp Forum Moderator

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Broken Smart Array P600 Controller

Hello, you shouldn't have to configure the RAID5 again.

The new p600 controller will recognize the array - the configuration is stored on the disks. You get to choose what to do when you boot up the server.
PCS207
Occasional Advisor

Re: Broken Smart Array P600 Controller

Thx for your answer.

This is the same, HP support told me 1 hour ago...

 

I have made an Full Image of the Server with ACRONIS Enterprise Server 9.6.

If the raid informations are on the hdds, then they are on the image,too !?

 

So it should be possible to change the 4x146GB HDDs to 4x600GB, configure the raid an play back the image.

What do you think?

 

Thank you for an other answer

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Broken Smart Array P600 Controller

I guess that might work. Maybe the image you've made has partitions etc, that are smaller than the logical drive you can create - so that you probably have to resize the partitions after you restore the image to utilize the full space.

 

However, the raid config I doubt is on the image. As the image would be from whatever you've presented to the OS (the logical drives).

PCS207
Occasional Advisor
Solution

Re: Broken Smart Array P600 Controller

At the and of the day..it works very fine.

Here are my steps to change to bigger Hdds without data lost

1. Boot the server with ACRONIS Advanced Server 9.7 CD

2. Image creating to internal LTO2 ( 300GB RAID5 -> 3h)

3. Label the old hdds (1,2,3,4) - if you want to re-boot the old configuration, you may in no case the reverse order of the drives

4. put in the new, bigger hdds

5. create a new Raid 5

6. boot with ACRONIS Advanced Server 9.7 CD

7. Recover the Image from the LTO to the new RAID (3h20min)

8. After Finishing - boot the server - the server started without error message

9. the partition size has not changed - c: = 290GB Unpartitioned = 850GB

10. Reboot and start with ACRONIS Disc Director 10 for Server

11. Partition c increases to maximum - new size 1.2 tb - duration: 10sec

12. started the server - everything works fine !!!

13. Smiling , smoking a lucky strike, drinking a good german beer

greetings and thank you to all the helpful members