Solved

Replacing a hard drive in a server with a drive that already has an image on it

Posted on 2004-09-09
5
239 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
If I replace a hard drive with a drive that already has an image on it, what will happen (assuming I have RAID configured (1, 5, etc).  This is on a Compaq ... sorry, I mean HP :)   Is there an option in the Array configuration utility to format the drive, or do I need to format the drive before I even place it in the server.  

Thx
0
Comment
Question by:neowolf219
5 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
mattisflones earned 125 total points
ID: 12018213
Dependig on your RAID BIOS you can just insert the disk and set it up in the raidmanager.. My Compaq is doing
everything automatically after i mount the disk.
I`m 99,98% sure that you dont have to do anything to the disk before you put it in!
I would advice you to check the server guide, it should explain that well..
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:opsrcs
opsrcs earned 75 total points
ID: 12018814
Generally when you stick a drive with an image into a RAID setup, when you go to rebuild the RAID its going to wipe out the HD anyway.


Long answer short:
It wont hurt anything by leaving the old data on there.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:katacombz
katacombz earned 50 total points
ID: 12019073
If you replace a drive in a raid config (1,5) the controller should start to rebuild onto the new drive automatically overwriting any data that might be on the drive.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:neowolf219
ID: 12020271
yep, all of you are right on.  I'm going to award the points on the time of the posts, as I believe that to be the most fair.  Thanks a million.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:mattisflones
ID: 12020824
Glad i could help!
:-)
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.
A short film showing how OnPage and Connectwise integration works.

937 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

1 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now