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P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Hi!
Look at screenshot please.
Raid1 with one failed drive. It was replaced, but new disk not in an array.
I cant add this drive as spare or something, evei if I boot from smartstart CD.

What can I do to get healthy array with all my data?
17 REPLIES
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

You have to remove the failed drive and put the new drive in its place.
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

There is no such wizard - see attach
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Why does it show the failed drive in "box 0" and the unassigned drive in "box 1"?

Did you physically remove the failed drive and put the new drive in the same bay?

Which server is this on?
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

>Why does it show the failed drive in "box 0" and the unassigned drive in "box 1"?

>Did you physically remove the failed drive and put the new drive in the same bay?

Yes, I do. But this drive work some time in other server while my own was unavailable due to power supply fail.

>Which server is this on?

DL160 G6
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

What is the HP Product number of that HDD?
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

>What is the HP Product number of that HDD?

I have no idea.
Why this important?
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Run a backup of your server if you have not done yet.

Have you rebooted this server? Try rebooting and see if the rebuild will start.

If the rebuilt does not start after rebooting, try the manual rebuild on page 6 (start with step 5) of

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00378986/c00378986.pdf
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

>Have you rebooted this server? Try rebooting and see if the rebuild will start.

Yes, I do.

>If the rebuilt does not start after rebooting, try the manual rebuild on page 6 (start with step 5) of

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00378986/c003789
86.pdf


Do you read this manual?

"5. Restart the operating system with the remaining half of the drives that were created by the mirror."

I already have one disk on an array, I cant half it obviously.
And new disk wont be added to array.
Mi6t0
Trusted Contributor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Vladimir, if it is not an HP HDD, you might not bring it to work.

Do you have another HDD that is HP branded and can be tested on the system?
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Its a HP one.
How can I see this number?
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

Looking at the screen shots, it is waiting for a new disk to be inserted in box 0 bay 2.

And as mentioned by TTr the other disks are sitting in box 1.

Why did the disks fail, when it was in Box 0, and why are the disks now in box 1?.
Did you make any changes?

I notised, that you mention the disks been running in another server.

Did the disk fail while it was running in the other server?
And did you move the disks after the failure?
Or did you move the cable on the Smart Array controller, after the disk was failed?


To get it to rebuild you must put a drive in box 0 bay 2.

There's 2 possible work arounds:
1. Breake the mirror, and create a new.
This is a off-line operation.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00378986/c00378986.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

or:
2. Make the new disk spare to the Array, and it will rebuild to that. But this will leave the array in degraded status and in interim recovery mode forever/untill a disk is insertet in box 0 bay 2.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00729544/c00729544.pdf.

Do ensure you have got a good backup and recovery plan, before you continue.

Br
/jag
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

>There's 2 possible work arounds:
>1. Breake the mirror, and create a new.
>This is a off-line operation.
>http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00378986/c00378986.p
df?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

Will it destroy my data?
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

I have never tried this procedure myself.
But I don't expect so.

If I had to do this, I would try on a test system first.

Do ensure that you got a good backup and recovery plan, anyway.

BR
/jag
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

>2. Make the new disk spare to the Array, and it will rebuild to that.

I cant add this new drive to array. No such action.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

First I would move the spare drive to another bay.

Then open acu
Select the Wizards tab.
Select Array A or the unused/spare disk.
Now you should get a manage spare wizard.

I couldn't open the link to the Smart Array config guide just now.
But google for: configuring arrays on hp smart array controllers.

BR
/jag
Vladimir D
Occasional Advisor

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

>Then open acu
>Select the Wizards tab.
>Select Array A or the unused/spare disk.
>Now you should get a manage spare wizard.

There is no such button (see the attaches).

http://i.imgur.com/uebwv.png
http://i.imgur.com/gOfvt.png

Its not a noob question, its a real bug in acu software, so just do not answer please if you one of 'I read a hp documentation' man.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: P410: How can I add disk to this array?

hmm. I can see from your screen shots, that you don't buttons when you select the unused drive.

I have not tried with this version ACU.

I have some suggetions, if you have not tried that yet.

Select the Array
The the wizards tab.

or

Select the unassigned drives head line (one step up)
Then the wizards.

Or
Reboot the server Press F8 when prompted by the Array controller, then use the ORCA.

Or.
Get nasty, try with another version of the ACU.

BR
/jag