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ML 530 multiple drive failure

Bill T
Occasional Visitor

ML 530 multiple drive failure

I know its really old..

It is setup with 6 18.2GB drives in a RAID 1+0 configuration. All 3 drives on second channel are in failure. All three failure messages were generated within a few seconds. Hard to believe all 3 failed at once. Any thoughts on approach? Drives first? Controller? How do I swap the 5312 without losing data?

Thanks
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Srinivas Suddapalli
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML 530 multiple drive failure

Hi Bill,

If the reports along with drive led's indicate failure, recommend to reseat/swap the data cables from the backplane.

Ideally failure of 3 drives at one time is rare, you can confirm by shuttin down server, reseating cables along with drives.

Ensure that we have latest firmware on the controller and drives.

If you are looking for a controller swap, you can directly and no data would be lost provided its the same controller. RIS information is copied from drives to controller after replacement.

Regards,
Srinivas S
Bill T
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML 530 multiple drive failure

Srinivas,

Its running, no errors at present.

I dusted and re-seated controller, drives, cage, cable..

Thanks, I would have gone straight to swapping parts.

Bill T.
Srinivas Suddapalli
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML 530 multiple drive failure


Thanks for an update Bill.

You can monitor and confirm the status.

Dont forget to assign points :)

Regards,
Srinivas S