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Drive Array needs rebuild but doesn't rebuild.

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Drive Array needs rebuild but doesn't rebuild.

We have a ProLiant server with Smart Array P440ar controller.

Since about two weeks the "don't remove" lights on some of the SAS drives are on.


If we reboot it, it shows in the post screen:

"Embedded RAID : Smart Array P440ar Controller - Configuration Required

- 1786-Slot 0 Drive Array Recovery Needed The following SAS/SATA drive(s)

need Automatic Data Recovery (Rebuild): Port 1I, box:6, bay: 4 (SAS)


The Smart Storage Administrator software shows the status "Ready for Rebuild" on our RAID5 Array. We have two arrays: A RAID1 with two disks (obviously) and a RAID5 with three disks. The error status is given for the RAID5.

It's been like this for days. We tried to shut down the virtual servers for a week-end in order to give the server "rest" because I read somewhere that the rebuild might not start if there is too much load on the drives. However it also didn't start with the virtual servers shut down.

Here's the link to the ADu Report (since I can only attach Pictures in this forum):  

My knowledge isn't good enough to read something useful form it.

Any help appreciated!






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Re: Drive Array needs rebuild but doesn't rebuild.

Anyone here?