I have an Adaptec 5805Z Controller Card with 5 drives. 4 drives are supposed to be member of raid 5 array with a system partition and a data partition. The other drive is supposed to be a dedicated hot spare.
At present, the hot spare is showing that it is a member of the system partition, and the drive 1 is showing that it is a member of the data partition. I have tried failing the hot spare in hopes to move the system partition to drive 1. However, when failing the Hot Spare, nothing happened. Reinserting the Hot Spare forced the Hot Spare to Rebuild and then copy the system partition back onto the Hot Spare. Failing the Device 1 and reinserting it only causes it to rebuild the 2 TB data partition.
My goal is to get the system partition off the Hot Spare and onto Device 1. I am thinking that marking Device 1 as a Hot Spare, and then unmark drive 5 (current Hot Spare) as non-hot spare, in hopes that it will copy the data portion of device 1 onto drive 5. Then I should be able to just swap Device 5 with Device 1 Slot and it should all be listed correctly.
Am I correct in the procedure for getting Device 1 to appear similar to the other drives?