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Removing a Hot Standby HDD

Colin_29
Trusted Contributor

Removing a Hot Standby HDD

I wish to remove a hot standby drive from a RAID5 configuration to free up the slot. Is it possible to do this from the ACU.
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Rahul Sharma
Frequent Advisor

Re: Removing a Hot Standby HDD

I am sure in IBM server you can bring out the hotspare drive out by marking it as defunt drive. I am sure that in acu also there is one option. I think first you have to mark the drive is offline or defunt and then remove and replace the drive and then bring it back has hot spare.
Colin_29
Trusted Contributor

Re: Removing a Hot Standby HDD

Thanks Rahul but what I am trying to do is totally remove the drive so I can reuse the slot.
Rahul Sharma
Frequent Advisor

Re: Removing a Hot Standby HDD

then in that case just mark as defunt driver and take it out. The only thing which will happen is that you will loose a hot spare. That is all.
Colin_29
Trusted Contributor

Re: Removing a Hot Standby HDD

Thanks I will give it a try.
Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: Removing a Hot Standby HDD

Colin, what you need to do is remove the online spare from the array.
There’s your problem!!! This thing is set to EVIL!