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Move raid from one DL380G5 to another DL380G5

 
kennygno
Occasional Visitor

Move raid from one DL380G5 to another DL380G5

Last week we had problems with one server.

It has two raids:
Raid1: Operating System
Raid5: Data

It lost 2 drives in the raid5. I was not sure if there were problems with the backplane or something else. So I decided to move the raid1 (os) to our standby server, so I can check the hardware on the first server on a later time.

I put the raid1 disks to our standby server and started it. But the raid was not recognized. How can I tell the standby server that there is a raid from another server that it should use?
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kennygno
Occasional Visitor

Re: Move raid from one DL380G5 to another DL380G5

Maybe a stupid question. How can I configure the raid before connecting the hard disks?
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Move raid from one DL380G5 to another DL380G5

The RAID configuration is stored in the RIS area of each disk. Moving the drives from a Smart ArRay controller in one server to another is not an issue. The only time you might have an issue is if the server your moving the drives to has older controller firmware.



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Re: Move raid from one DL380G5 to another DL380G5

Hi,

if you have problems just boot the standby-server with the actual SmartStart-CD on (with the new harddisks plugged in) and
goto to the Array-Maintenance-Menu.
This should help to recognize the "new"
raid by prompting it to you.

good luck
RS