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RAID 5 Problem

 
Cresswell Williams
Frequent Advisor

RAID 5 Problem

Hi experts

I have a DL580 server with direct attached storage in an external enclosure. I have 10 disks in the enclosure, 5 for logical volume 1 (Drive E:\) and 5 for logical volume 2 (Drive F:\), each running RAID 5. One disk failed in the logical volume 1 and it caused the whole logical volume to fail. (Windows can't see it anymore)

Now, is there a way to repair this logical volume without damaging the data on it?
(Drive F:\ is still intact)

And is there a slight possiblity that another disk might have failed without me picking it up (i.e flashing lights on the disk in the enclosure)

Thank you in advanced

Kind Regards

Cresswell
2 REPLIES
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RAID 5 Problem

To check the actual status of the logical drive, use Array Configuration Utility (ACU). If you don't have it installed, you can download it from the HP web site & install it.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&swItem=MTX-746a29024b38439bb63c5ca3d8&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

This will give you the correct status of the logical drive (whether rebuilding, whether there are any other failures, etc.).
~sesh
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RAID 5 Problem

To check the actual status of the logical drive, use Array Configuration Utility (ACU). If you don't have it installed, you can download it from the HP web site & install it.

Unable to paste the link & post a reply. You would have to search on the HP web site. ;)

This will give you the correct status of the logical drive (whether rebuilding, whether there are any other failures, etc.).