Need RAID controller manual

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have the following RAID controller in my system:

"scsi0: scanning virtual channel 0 for logical drives.
  Vendor: MegaRAID  Model: LD0 RAID5 70004R  Rev: 1L15"

I need to find out info about it. If bad drives are hot swappable, what the procedures are for replacing bad drives, etc. I have searched google but cannot find any info.
Question by:xy8088
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    You have to make mirrored HDD, the following link has a brief description with links to wikis:

    Please keep in mind that this presses is to make mirrored HDD then the bad one can be removed, of course after copying the old HDD into new one.
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    you should get your manual here
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    Well, I already understand how RAID works, I deal with HP and Sun SANs on a daily basis. So that is not really an issue. What I am really looking for is information on this specific RAID controller.

    It is an old card and in a production Linux server and has a failed drive in a RAID 5 array. I need to find out if it is hot swappable and if so if it is hot swappable under Linux, if it is not hot swappable then do I need to boot into the controllers BIOS to rebuild the array, etc.

    That is why I need the manual. It is a flaky old controller in a production server and I don't want to just assume that because it is a hardware RAID controller that it will be hot swappable and will automatically rebuild the array.
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    "you should get your manual here"

    Awesome, thanks! I don't suppose anyone can figure out which of those controllers in the dropdown list is mine? The only info I have is:

    Vendor: MegaRAID  Model: LD0 RAID5 70004R  Rev: 1L15
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    I just want to add that my primary stumbling block  in all this is that the machine is running Linux. I don't have any problems with RAID under Windows but when it comes to Linux I am fairly useless!

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