How do i replace a failed harddrive in a RAID 1 setup?

Posted on 2009-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a server that has a RAID 1 array. 1 of the disks failed. i have purchased a new, identical drive so i can rebuild the raid 1. does the array automatically rebuild once i put the drive in? what is the process i need to go through. here is the hardware:

Intel S5000VSA motherboard

LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E -StorPort

Question by:jasonfarmer
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    After you reboot the server you should see options that come up during the loading process. HP uses F8 ROM configuration. Select this option and select rebuild, re-new, etc...This will rebuild the disk. You can check the status of the rebuild process in the logs.

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    if your disks (I have not checked your model), are Hot Swap,
    just unplug failed disk, and insert new disk, in the same position.
    All this while OS is going.
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    If hte Drives are hot swapable then you can just remove the failed drive and insert the new drive and the rebiuld will take place automatically

    If the drives are not hot swapable then you need to power down the server and then replace the faulty drive with the new one and then power up the server  selecting the raid configuration options available in bios based on the model of the server you have and select the rebuild option

    we can clearly give you the steps if you can provide us the model, generation of the server

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