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Create New Array -- SAS1068

Hans Ove
Occasional Advisor

Create New Array -- SAS1068

Hi

System: rx2660 Itanimum server
2x HDD 70GB, bay 7 and 8

I want to use the embedded RAID controller to make an mirroring setup of my disks. HDD in bay 8 contain an hpux operating system, this have been backuped with ignite, planning to restore this after mirroring config is finished.

The problem is to set the HDDs to Primary and Secondary in drvcfg, from the window:

| Create New Array -- SAS1068 |
| |
| Array Type: IM |
| Array Size(MB): ------- |
| |
| Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size |
| Num Disk Spr Status Fail (MB) |
| 7 HP DH0072FAQRD HPDC [No] [No] --------- --- 70007 ^|
| 8 HP DH0072FAQRD HPDC [No] [No] --------- --- 70007 *|

Both disks has an gray-out [No] in the RAID Disk colum, means:
• The device does not meet the minimum requirements for use in an IM array.
• The device is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
• This disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the IM array.

Minimum requirement? Both disks are 70GB.
I dont want to mirror the existing data.
None disks are HotSpares.


Any suggestions?


Best regards
Hans Ove
8 REPLIES
Torsten.
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

Use the arrow key to go to the first "no" filed and toggle to "yes". Do this on both disks and select "c" for create array.

If one is already hotspare, delete this setting.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Hans Ove
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

Because of the gray-out, I'am not able to change to Yes.

In the manual, I find the three points listed above what could cause this gray-out...

-Hans Ove
Torsten.
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

I'm sure you know this:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5900-0112/ch03s04.html#caciegcc

Can you toggle between "yes" and "no"? Maybe this is done with RETURN when the value is under the cursor.

Important: you need to select 2 disks!

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Hans Ove
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

Hi, I'am not able to toggle between No/Yes.

I have been followed the prosedure you referring to, stopping at 5.

-Hans Ove
Torsten.
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

Can you move the cursor (highlighted field) around?

Hope this helps!
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Hans Ove
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

Hmmm

Pressing the + button helped alot...
Then say D to delete the drive, now we have the Yes :-)

- Hans Ove
Hans Ove
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

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Torsten.
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Re: Create New Array -- SAS1068

I did this yesterday and I always need to remember when to use what key ...


BTW, I was wondering if I could create the mirrored pair with 1 disk first, mirror the stand-alone disk to the RAID and add this disk to the RAID later - no way.

The array creation needs 2 drives.

My intention was to work around a new installation or restore with just 2 disks - with 3 disks this will work.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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