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Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

 
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Tim Bitting
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Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

I would like to add a spare drive to our server, reading the help in the ACU it's not clear on how to do that. The system is currently setup with a Raid 5 with 3 36.4Gb hot plug drives I have another 36.4 drive to add as the spare. In the ACU there seems to be no way to add a spare will this option show up when I plug the spare drive in? Is there anything I should do first?

Thanks
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Mauro Rusignuolo
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Re: Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

if the inserted disk are all used, the item referred to add the hot-spare it's not visible.

bye.

TJK.

<> Leonardo da Vinci
Tim Bitting
Occasional Contributor

Re: Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

So all I need to do is plug in the drive and the option will show up?
Mauro Rusignuolo
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Re: Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

yes.
nothing different (and bad) may happen.

I've used many different controllers.
also, right now, the "add hot-spare" it's not visible because all the inserted HD are used ...

bye.

TJK.
<> Leonardo da Vinci
KarloChacon
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Re: Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

just add the new HDD and go to ACU and select and configure the new HDD as hot-spare

just that

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Tim Bitting
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Re: Adding a spare drive to a smart array 641

Thanks worked great.