Rebuilding 5 Disk RAID 2100S using Adaptec Storage Manager when a disk fails
I have a 5 Disk RAID array which uses the Adaptec 2100S SCSI controller. The RAID is showing one of the disks as failed and the RAID as degraded. I have 3 spare disks so no problem I thought Id just swap the failed disk for a spare. All 5 disk & spares are Ultra 160 36Gb disks of the same make.
I am unable to assign the replacement disk to the Array. I've followed the Adaptec Instructions, below but I don't get the rebuild option. Interestingly both the failed disk and new disk show up as Ultra2 80MB/sec not Ultra 3 106MB/sec like the working 4 disk. I can't assign the new disk as a hot spare because I get a message "not large enough to protect any of the arrays" I assume its because all 5 hotswap bays were used.
Any help much appreciated. Thanks
To rebuild an array, follow these steps:
1 Replace the failed drive according to the procedure in your
2 After the failed drive has been replaced, select
Logical Configuration View in Storage Manager.
3 Double-click the array group icon to open the Array Group
4 Click Rebuild in the Array Group Information window to start
the rebuild process. storage-man.bmp
I did try rebooting. I did have the rebuild option but after I selected this it dissappeared and nothing happened. So I ended up with the same problem during boot that I had with storage manager.
I will update firmware/drivers as suggested. What is the best way to image the array?. I have ghost V12 (i think) enterprise edition but I don't think it supports arrays.