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Drive failed in RAID5-Array, a hot-spare drive is configured

 
dhot
Occasional Contributor

Drive failed in RAID5-Array, a hot-spare drive is configured

We have a ProLiant DL380 G3 Server, 3 drives are configured as RAID5-Array additional 1 hot-spare drive. Now you can see in the Attachment that one drive failed.
I thought that the hot-spare drive replaced the failed drive. What can i do so that the hot-spare drive is the replacement for the failed drive?? We don't need absolutely a hot-spare (we supervise with HP SIM). Which possibilities do i have?
THX
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Aks2
Valued Contributor

Re: Drive failed in RAID5-Array, a hot-spare drive is configured

Hi,
Can you confirm if the hot spare has taken over and has completely rebuilt.
If you intend not to use the hotspare.. you can take out the drive and put it in the slot in which the drive has failed(do not remove the drive if the drive is rebuilding).


As always, make sure you have a valid backup to save the precious DATA, before you try the step.

Regards,
Akarsh




Gary Antonio Benavides
Trusted Contributor

Re: Drive failed in RAID5-Array, a hot-spare drive is configured

Open the Array Configuration Utility and check if the Hot spare is part of the array where the logical drive 5 is. If so click on the logical drive and then on more information if the hard drive is rebuilding there should be indicated.
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RaMpaNTe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Drive failed in RAID5-Array, a hot-spare drive is configured

Based on the picture the Hot-Spare did kick in and now is part of your RAID 5. So what you can do is add a HDD in the slot in which you had the failed drive. Wait for the rebuild to be completed once done.

Go to ACU then spare management and remove the spare from there.
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Esteban. ISS
Advisor

Re: Drive failed in RAID5-Array, a hot-spare drive is configured

I recommend you to use the following link as reference

http://docs.hp.com/en/9320/acu.pdf

On page 24 shows how to make and "extend array" since the screen shoot shows your RAID 5 with three drives in, you just have to add a new on the array