Raid 5 array, 2 drive failure imminent!
Posted on 2011-10-23
I have a 6 disk Raid 5 array in an HP Proliant server. A single drive failed last week. I hot swapped my last new replacement for it and the rebuild began. Errors were found on another physical drive and the rebuild stopped, the array is now in a state of 'pending recovery'. So now I have one drive unwritten to and another about to fail... the other drive ( with errors) is now in a 'pending failure' state. My new replacement drives will arrive tomorrow.
Is there any way to take the array offline and force a rebuild to the now failing 'error' disk?
My data is safe but the downtime for system rebuild will be inconvenient, to say the least.