I have rather a sticky problem. A new customer has an IBM server with two mirror pairs under a serveraid controller 4Lx. The primary OS drives as well as the data are mirrored. The OS drive array has a drive that is constantly rebuilding, it has been like this for nearly two weeks, so it is pretty certain that the drive is actually faulty. With this in mind new drives were purchased.
Within the serveriad manager, it seems not to want to allow me to defunct the faulty drive, and it warns that the array will be taken offline (no good) As I do not know IBM servers or Serveraid very well you can understand my concern. I had assume I could just add a drive as a hotswop, defunct the faulty one and away it would all go?
Backing up this fulty arry is a none even as well, so far it reckons it will take 25 hours! for 130GB, so you can see that the alleged rebuilding is killing the performance of the server.
Anyone know this controller? and can explain how to swop out the drive without taking the other mirror offline?