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Newbie question about server hard disks...

falxes
Occasional Contributor

Newbie question about server hard disks...

We have a HP Proliant ML370G5 server, with Windows 2008. 

This server has a Smart Array P400 raid controller. 

One of the disk of this server has failed. This disk was part of a RAID array of type 1+0.  The amount of disks of this array is two(I am counting the failed disk). 

The spare has arrived and now I have to swap the disk which has failed with the new one.  

My questions are: 

1)  Do  I need to turn off the server to plug it? If It were possible  I would like to avoid to turn off the server, because it has some Oracle databases for our ERP. 

2) What tool do I have to use to instruct the array controller to take the new disk and reconstruct the array?

Thanks in advance for your kind help. 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Newbie question about server hard disks...

With a P400 connected to a hot plug drive cage, all you should need to do is replace the failed disk with the new one and the system should automatically start the rebuild process.

Standard Discalimer: Before working with drives, make sure you have a good backup of the data.

 

 




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Torsten.
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Re: Newbie question about server hard disks...

Keep the server running, pull the bad disk and insert the new disk. check the status with ACU (array configuration utility).


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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