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Drive insertions

We have a customer with a DL380 G3 he wants to use the machine for development work but also as a standby machine for the live server.
They plan to do this by having 2 sets of drives and swapping them over when needed the question is how many times can you push/pull the drives in this machine. I've searched the web site but can't find this information documented.
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Re: Drive insertions

Hi Richard
There is no limitation. When you swap drives, system is down. DL380 G3 is ROM based and with all updates you should have no problem.
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Re: Drive insertions

Thanks but the question is more about the mechanicial side of things. How many insertions are the contacts on the drive & backplane designed for
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Re: Drive insertions

Richard there is no limitation, as fare connect Drive to SCSI backplane, if you swapping drives with O/S, you going bring system down, You might confusing with HOT PLUG Activity or Reset on the fly when system Up and Running. As fare as swapping Drive you can go with many Time as you wish. Positively is not designed to use as puncher tools, so there is no actual info how quickly gold plated cover will tear off, as fare I know some servers: drives IN/OUT reset action was done over 500 â 700 times during training period and no problem by now.