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Replacing hard drive

 
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Replacing hard drive

I have a Compaq Proliant 1600 NT 4.0 server that has 3 Ultra-wide SCSI hard drives configured in a RAID 5 array. One of my hard drives is failing so I am replacing it. Even though the drives are hot swappable I am going to shut the server down when I change out the hdd. My question is when I boot the server will RAID see it and restore data to it by itself or will I need to boot it up and then format the new drive and then have RAID restore the data?
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Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacing hard drive

Hello,
The RAID rebuilding is seemless and does not require any intervention from the user. Depending upon the Hardware it takes about 25/30 minutes per GB.

Regards,
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Replacing hard drive

Will the RAID format the drive also before restoring the data or will that need to be done first? Thanks