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HPSSACLI Adding a spare drive

secretgeek_no
Occasional Visitor

HPSSACLI Adding a spare drive

I have just changed existing 128GB SSD drives in a raid 1 configuration with 240GB SSD drives. I am trying to add a spare drive which is identical to the 240GB drives.

When adding the drive with the command: ctrl slot=0 array A add spares=3I:1:3

I get the error: One or more drives could not be added as spares because either they are in a bad state or are too small for the targeted array. Check the status of the drives and make sure that the size of each spare specified is greater than or equal to the smallest physical drive on the array. If any existing spares are in predictive failure, they must be removed before attempting to add new spares.

The output of ctrl slot=0 pd all show status

physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, 240.0 GB): OK
physicaldrive 2I:1:2 (port 2I:box 1:bay 2, 240.0 GB): OK
physicaldrive 3I:1:3 (port 3I:box 1:bay 3, 240.0 GB): OK

I'm stuck here not sure how to remove the error.

Thanks in advance

Dave

1 REPLY
denis_b
HPE Pro

Re: HPSSACLI Adding a spare drive

Hello @secretgeek_no.

Difficult to say what the problem is without ADU Report, but maybe some drive in array A is few bits smaller than spare. Sometimes it happen.

Was you able to resolve it?

Thank you!

I am HPE Employee
Best regards,
Denis