Disk fault in RAID 5
Posted on 2009-05-13
DELL Poweredge 2950 BIOS rev 1.2.0
Red Hat Ent Linux AS release 4 installed
PE expandable RAID controller ver 5.0.1
HA0 PERC 5/i 5.0.2
4 x 15K 73Gb SAS HD FUJITSU in RAID 5 with one virtual drive defined
One of my disks reported error on the front chasis (E1810 HDD0 fault). When I got into Ctrl R RAID Utility I see disk 0 in red with message fault.
When I tried to enter F10 Utility mode it said "Utility partition not available".
I have a new Fujitsu MAX3073RC disk for replacement.
I have googled and find out that some people had the same error and that wasn't a fault drive.
I need to know what are the proper procedure to find out is that a faulty drive, and if it is, how to replace it and don't loose any data or system.
Do I need to replace disk in BIOS or hot swap while linux is working?
How do I disconnect disk, connect other, and rebuild.
Thanks in advance.