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Unable to expand the vdisk - An invalid device was specified

 
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David Dimbleby
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Unable to expand the vdisk - An invalid device was specified

Morning.

We have an MSA2312fc with an additional 4 x disk enclosures that's been behaving as expected up until now.  Had a failed disk which has been replaced and is being reported as OK.  Need to re-expand the Vdisk to use this disk, but each time I attempt to this I get a failure message saying 'Unable to expand the vdisk - An invalid device was specified'.

The Vdisk was/is a 3 drive (300GB SAS) RAID5 set with one volume using the entire available space.  To eliminate the replacement disk as the issue, I tried expanding it across one of the other available drives in one of the other enclosures, but I get the same failure message.  I've even made sure that all the relevant disk are owned by the same controller but still get the same results.

Any assistance welcome.

Thanks

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David Dimbleby
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Re: Unable to expand the vdisk - An invalid device was specified

Spoke to HP - Great guys.  As the Vdisk was critical, I just had to add the new/replacement disk as a 'dedicated spare', and it started the rebuild automatically.