Solved

Safest way to replace drive in Poweredge 1600sc Raid 5 with 3 73g drives

Posted on 2006-11-11
4
613 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a Dell Poweredge 1600sc server Raid 5 (hardware based) with 3 73g scsi drives running Server 2003.  One of the drives has set an occasional error message in the event log and, even though it is still working, I have a replacement in hand and am looking for the safest way to replace the suspect drive.

Thanks in advance,

Mike

Thanks in advance,
0
Comment
Question by:drake100
[X]
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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 17921685
If it is SCSI hot swap,then just repace the failing drive.

It should rebuild by itself(the system might be a bit slow until it's finished)but otherwise it's straightforward.
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
jamietoner earned 250 total points
ID: 17922803
A little more info would be helpful to ensure the info we are giving is correct, are the drives cabled (68-pin non hot swappable) or connected to a backplane( 80 pin hot swappable) and what perc controller are they attached to. If the drive is 68 pin (non-hotswap then first use either dell openmanage or the controller bios to take that drive offline, then turn the system off and replace the drive, ensure that you jumper the replacement drive to the same id as the drive your replacing, failing to jumper the drive could result in losing the array. If its the 80 pin hot swappable you could just remove it like pgm554 suggested but i suggest using openmanage to take the drive offline before replacing it (just to be safe). Also, I suggest little to no activity on the server while its rebuilding to the replacement drive.
0
 

Author Comment

by:drake100
ID: 17924011
The drives are 80 pin with a perc 4/sc controller.  Sorry for the missing info.

Mike
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:jamietoner
ID: 17924184
If you have openmange server administrator with strorage manager or array manger installed just take the drive offline, and replace it and if the rebuild doesnt automatically start just choose the rebuild option.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works. the topics in the following article covered are, 1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc) 2) adding HDD 3) how t…
Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

738 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