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Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

 
Amostafa
Occasional Advisor

Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

I have ProLiant ML370 G6  with Smart Array P410i Controller on System Board 

I have two Logical Drive (Logical Drive 1 - Mirroring (RAID 1) And (Logical Drive 2 - Distributed Data Guarding (RAID 5)

The logical Drive 1- Mirroring (RAID 1) Have two Physical Drives 

The Logical Drive 2 Distributed Data Guarding (RAID 5 Have three Physical Drives

And There Are One Spare Drive Shared btween RAID 1 and Raid 5 

Controller Configuration Summary
2 Data Array(s)
2 Data Logical Drive(s)
5 Data Drive(s)
1 Spare Drive(s)

The problem :

there are that the spare Drive FAil and have warining To replace it 

I  replace this drive with new one but the repulid for the Drive not start and Give Inactive 

How Repulid the Hot Spare drive  ?

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

The spare drive is not in use until there is a failed drive in an array. 

Is OK that it is inactive, it will move to active when a drive fails in an array.

Amostafa
Occasional Advisor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

Dear 

I replace the hot spare becasue it is suddnly give red indicator and when i open  HP system mangment and Smart CD I found this error 

Status:   Predictive Failure

S.M.A.R.T. Status: Replace Drive

I order new drive and i replace the old with the new one 

but i still see the same error ?

 the red indicator in server for harddisk and the errro on SMart CD and system mangment hom page 

 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

A report from ACU would be handy so you can show what errors you're seeing. Where is the red indicator lit?
Amostafa
Occasional Advisor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

i attach the error in previous message please review it 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

Ok. So it sounds like the new drive also has predictive failure? Sounds unlikely. Update firmwares and also update hpacu and system management homepage if they are old. Does HP ACU (is on smartstart but can also be installed in the OS) also says that the drive should be replaced?
Amostafa
Occasional Advisor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

Dear  

i will try to upadte the firmware  

the report for ACU installed at system and the same erro appear if i used the Smart CD

does there are procedure to replace hardisk in array ... 

or juse remove the old one and insert the new id the hardisk support the hotplug ?

and does the arry rebuild will strart automatice or i must do configuration or inninte the rebuild manual ?

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

Hi,

have you replaced the broken sprae disk yet? If not, do so. And do it online. ML370 G7 only has hot-plug disks according to the quickspecs.
Amostafa
Occasional Advisor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

dear

I doubt in bay 3 that hold the Harddisk .... mybe the bay 3 that hold the shared sapare hardidsk has problem ...

Can i channge the bay3  without loss the data ... 

i still have free bay in server just i need to change the bay number like from bay 3 to bay 7 or 8

 

how can i do this ? 

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Replace the Hot Spare that Shared between Raid 1 and raid 5

Hi, could be!

As bay3 is not in use in an array you can just take it out and put it in another bay.