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Failed Drive Slot in DL380

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Failed Drive Slot in DL380


We have a Gen. 5 DL380 with four drives in RAID 5. One of the drives keeps failing. I've tried installing two different spares in that slot and they also failed. One of them started to rebuild but failed. The server currently doesn't detect the drive in that slot. Perhaps the slot itself is defective. Is there a way for me to tell the server to use a different slot instead? Since it's RAID 5, it won't tolerate another drive failure so I'm hoping there's a way to tell it to rebuild on a drive in a different slot and also keep our data. It has a Smart Array P400 controller. I installed the Smart Storage Administrator application inside RHEL, but I don't see such an option in that application