Solved

I have an IBM raid 5 setup using 3 hot swap drives.  Can I replace bad drive with another exact same drive that has data already on it?

Posted on 2010-11-10
6
525 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have an IBM raid 5 setup using 3 hot swap drives.  Can I replace bad drive with another exact same drive that has data already on it?  I do not need the data currently on replacment drive.
0
Comment
Question by:techguy02
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:slappy901i
ID: 34103092
yes... You may have to clear foriegn data configuration before it rebuilds. But yes, you can use another drive with data already on it.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:slappy901i
ID: 34103103
My experience in the past with IBM servers is that it automatically starts rebuilding the array even with data on the replacement drive. Let me know how this works. Model of the server would help as well.
0
 

Author Comment

by:techguy02
ID: 34103134
I am planning on trying the swap tonight.  Model of server is X235.
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
slappy901i earned 125 total points
ID: 34103155
Yup, you should just be able to stick the replacement in, and rebuild should occur automaticaly.
0
 

Author Comment

by:techguy02
ID: 34112655
Rebuild did not occur automatically.  Looks like even the new drive is still defunct.  I only have server raid manager at the bios level right now, so going to try and get the software to install the raid manager on Windows Server.  At least then i might be able to see what is going on. Thinking it might be waiting for me to tell it that this new drive is ok to use, even though data exists on it.?.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:techguy02
ID: 34117350
Had to reboot server and force the rebuild using Server raid manager.  
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Dell Alienware Graphics Amplifier Driver for non-Alienware systems 18 260
Enable UEFI boot on Dell R710 Server 3 191
USB Error 20 175
PowerVault MD3400 Configuration 3 28
System overheating may become a serious problem if not taken care of at the proper time. I am writing this article because I faced a similar problem. Intro All electronic devices produce heat, but computers are a special case - the processors bo…
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration, of the HP EVA 4400 SAN Storage. The name , IP and the WWN ID’s used here are not the real ones. ABOUT THE STORAGE For most of you reading this, you …
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question