question about replacing bad disk on dell powervault 220s raid 5
Posted on 2010-09-22
need to replace a "bad" disk on a powervault 220s, currently setup in raid 5
the disk is blinking amber on the array, we have sql data being written to this array, and want to make sure there arent any errors when rebuilding, its an extremely important production system.
any ideas on how to move forward? no support from dell, this device is EOL as of last year.
not the first time im replacing a bad disk in an array, but i need to be 110% positive i dont run into any problems.
in the dell openmanage array manager, this is what shows:
ARRAY DISK 0:0 MAXTOR
ARRAY DISK 0:1 MAXTOR
ARRAY DISK 0:2 MAXTOR
ARRAY DISK 0:3 MAXTOR (BAD DISK)
ARRAY DISK 0:4 MAXTOR
ARRAY DISK 0:5 SEAGATE
ARRAY DISK 0:8 SEAGATE
the ARRAY DISK 0:0 is unallocated, and i can right click on it and select "ASSIGN GLOBAL HOT SPARE", would this be sufficient right now?
also, why are disks 6 and 7 missing?
one more thing, these are all 36gb 15k drives, i also have a 36gb 15k drive from dell but its a hitatchi, this is the one i was going to use to replace the bad drive, would this work? i was told by dell at first, that it wouldnt, then i was told that if they were the ones that shipped out the drives, it would work. i need to make sure