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Kyle Stokes
Occasional Advisor

Fail a Drive on purpose?

Hello,

I have a DL380 G5 that has a Smart Array P400 setup with a SAS Array. The array has 4 disks in a RAID5 configuration. One of the disks has a Predictive Failure and I believe is causing users to have errors when accessing files on the drive. I have a new drive incoming and should be here soon but I need a way to disable the drive so that it stops the errors from occurring to the users when they try to access the files.

I do not have physical access to the server otherwise I would just pull it out.

Is there anyway, using the utilities, to force this drive to fail/die?
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TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: Fail a Drive on purpose?

There is nothing in ACU on in the CLI interface that would fail or offline a disk. This feature is available on the high end external disk arrays.
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: Fail a Drive on purpose?

you could get any one onsite to pull it out it should have an amber led if it said predictive but not a good idea



This is how we thank in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Enjoy:)
Kyle Stokes
Occasional Advisor

Re: Fail a Drive on purpose?

mark1234

You mention not a good idea? Why is that?

That is actually what I am planning now. I have asked the onsite contact to pull the drive and keep it out until the new one arrives.
marcus1234
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Re: Fail a Drive on purpose?

just incase another drive starts to fail then the raid would be kaput...


This is how we thank in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Enjoy:)
marcus1234
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Re: Fail a Drive on purpose?

kyle

as you are new to forum we assign points to each question thanks
This is how we thank in the forum

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#33

Enjoy:)