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Set physical drive to off line

Roberto Guzman
Occasional Visitor

Set physical drive to off line


I have a Proliant DL380 G4 with a Smart Array 6i with two disk set as array 1 + 0.

One of the disk is showing preventive failure messages so I want to replace it before it dies on me. Before doing any change, I will like to set that one drive offline so I can replace, I don't want my data get corrupted or anything.

Do you know if I need to run a command or anything on the server to have this disk set off line on the OS?

I'm running windows 2k3 R2 SP2.

I appreciate your help, thanks.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Set physical drive to off line


the server is designed to do it online,

is the message "predictive failure" ?

just put the wrong disk out, and after 1 minute put the new disk in, the array controller, will take care for the remirroring of the system.