IBM System x3550 Server with Bad Drive

Posted on 2011-10-31
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I have an IBM System x3550 1u Server with two 750Gb drives Mirrored.  Drive 0 is reporting bad so we purchased a replacement.  Is this hot swappable? In other words, should I be able to keep the server live, take out the defective drive, then insert the new drive?  Then the mirror should rebuild? (Windows 2008 Server r2)
Question by:ewashfl
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This server should support hot swap. Make sure you have a backup before exchanging the drive.

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ID: 37062233
I noticed the IBM Director is not installed in the unit.  Would that be helpful?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
ID: 37062342
It would as you would see the progress of rebuild, but hot swap will work without.

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ID: 37063554
No definitive answer. Just that it "should" work.

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