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Problems with Smart array E200 and interim recovery

Noel Murphy
Occasional Visitor

Problems with Smart array E200 and interim recovery

Hi,

I've got a DL180 G5 running linux (SLES10) and I've got a problem with a logical drive.

This particular server is a backup machine in case the primary fails, it was setup by taking a disk from the primary server and mirroring it. Great idea, but it didn't work. The logical drive ended up in interim recovery Mode and I don't know how to reset it.

here a config from hpacucli ;

Smart Array E200
Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: Slot Unknown
Serial Number: PA6C90M9SVO0J8
Cache Serial Number: P9A3A0B9SVP7B8
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
Controller Status: OK
Chassis Slot:
Hardware Revision: Rev A
Firmware Version: 1.72
Rebuild Priority: Medium
Expand Priority: Medium
Surface Scan Delay: 15 sec
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: OK
Accelerator Ratio: 50% Read / 50% Write
Total Cache Size: 128 MB
Battery Pack Count: 1
Battery Status: OK

Array: A
Interface Type: SATA
Unused Space: 0 MB
Status: Failed

Logical Drive: 1
Size: 465.7 GB
Fault Tolerance: RAID 1+0
Heads: 255
Sectors Per Track: 32
Cylinders: 65535
Stripe Size: 128 KB
Status: Interim Recovery Mode
Array Accelerator: Enabled
Unique Identifier: 600508B100104D3953564F304F4A0002
Disk Name: /dev/cciss/c0d0
Mount Points: swap 4.0 GB, / 16.0 GB

physicaldrive 1:1
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 1
Status: OK
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SATA
Size: 500.1 GB
Firmware Revision: HPG3
Serial Number: 5QG26JMN
Model: ATA GB0500C4413
physicaldrive 1:2
Port: 2I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: Failed
Drive Type: Data Drive
Interface Type: SATA
Size: 0 MB

unassigned

physicaldrive 1:2
Port: 1I
Box: 1
Bay: 2
Status: OK
Drive Type: Unassigned Drive
Interface Type: SATA
Size: 500.1 GB
Firmware Revision: HPG3
Serial Number: 5QG27AM0
Model: ATA GB0500C4413


Notice that the failed physical drive 1:2 has a port of 2I while 1:1 is port 1I and the unassigned replacement drive is also port 1I.

I need to know how/if I can change the port on 1:2 so that the controller picks up the spare.

Any help will be much appreciated.

thanks

N
1 REPLY
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Problems with Smart array E200 and interim recovery

Shalom,

I'd break the array and rebuild it after confirming all the disks are functioning.

How to do that under SUSE, I'm not sure. If this was set up with hardware, do that.

If it was not but you have a hardware raid controller, I recommend using that versus software raid.

SEP
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