Reconstruct Drive 0 in perc 3

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
drive 0 on a 2 drive mirror - in a PERC 3 is corrupted and needs replacing.
PE 2450 server

Question:  recommendations in "reconstructing" drive O
a.  replace drive O with new drive and will the reconstruction be automatic
b.  or do I have manually initiate the "reconstruct" from the perc bios

Question by:LexLuthur
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    Expert Comment

    I think automatic reconstruction is possible only when additional drive is marked as spare. In all other cases you should do it manually.
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    Accepted Solution

    It should be automatic, but there are many things that may prevent that.  If it doesn't rebuild automatically, you can simply start the rebuild manually.  Is this the onboard PERC 3 or an add-in PERC 3/xC?  This can be done by assigning it as a hotspare in the PERC BIOS or through the OpenManage software from Windows.
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    Assisted Solution

    Rebuilding will be automatic in PERC 3 if the new HDD is placed in the same slot.

    refer Page 39 of weblink or attachment

    This is what it says

    " When a new drive has been installed, a
    rebuild will occur automatically if it is placed in the same drive bay as the
    failed drive it is replacing. PERC 3 can be configured to detect the new disks
    and to rebuild the contents of the disk drive automatically" PERC-3.pdf
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    Assisted Solution

    - Automatic rebuild can be turned off
    - It depends on if the drive is new or contains data
    - You doc is for the LSI PERC 3/xC add-in card ... the onboard RAID controller of a 2450 is an Adaptec PERC 3/xi.  The difference in manufacturers makes a difference how it will act.
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    Expert Comment

    Rather than closing the case without rewarding points, can you explain why the responses did not answer your question?

    The correct answer can be found in http:#a35692055 and http:#a35692440.

    Author Comment

    was not aware of the rules - my intention was to just to put a closure since I gave up on the server..
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    Expert Comment

    Having done this hundreds of times, I can tell you the correct answer can be found as follows for this question:

    http:#a35692055 (200) - accepted, as it was directed towards the likely hood of his using the onboard PERC, but will work if using add-in PERC
    http:#a35692121 (100) - this is for the wrong server, but the PERC procedures are the same as if using the add-in PERC, which is unlikely
    http:#a35692440 (200) - clarifies mistakes in post 35692121, and clarifies what might affect the "standard" behavior of the controller

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