harddisk problem: swap

Posted on 2002-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-13

  my server is HP NetServer LC 2000 series,raid 5
 running Win 2000 server.

  there is a red blinking light indicator
  on one of the harddisk.

  i have down the server and swap a new
  harddisk to replace the old one(i confident
  the old disk is having problem)

  my problem is that the new harddisk also
  still red blinking.

  is this a hardware problem or OS problem.
  maybe some gurus out there can help me
  with this.

Question by:maliksl4141
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 6925815
Red light is hardware. Check the docs that came with the system, you likely have to remove and add it back to group via S/W command - configuration options.

Author Comment

ID: 6927456
i will down the server tonight and let u
know the outcome

Accepted Solution

jmiller47 earned 15 total points
ID: 6929105
You should call your tech support on this one, but there are a lot of RAID controllers where you must manually start the rebuild. On mine, I have had to let the drive go defunct and issue a replace command. It will then tell you to replace the drive and it will start the rebuild process then. Tech support will be able to give you further information on the best way to replace the drives and start the rebuild process.
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.


Author Comment

ID: 6940886
i have call the tech support. what we did was ;

 shut down the server
 replace the crash harddisk.
 rebuild the new harddisk.

 so far, it works fine.

Expert Comment

ID: 6940912
One point that I would like to make is that this server should most likely be hot swappable and you probably paid good money to ensure that no reboot is needed. I'm not sure if they told you it was necessary to reboot, but if they did, you might want to question that.

Glad everything worked out!

Author Comment

ID: 6940937
i have call the tech support. what we did was ;

 shut down the server
 replace the crash harddisk.
 rebuild the new harddisk.

 so far, it works fine.

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
unable to search  data in SQL 2000 server 10 321
HeapQueryInformation could not be located 1 934
Migrating from IIS5 to IIS8.5 3 187
Windows Server 2012 & 2000 Network HELP 55 116
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
When the s#!t hits the fan, you don’t have time to look up who’s on call, draft emails, call collaborators, or send text messages. An instant chat window is definitely the way to go, especially one like HipChat. HipChat is a true business app. An…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question