replacing a redundant drive in dell r 510

Posted on 2012-08-24
Last Modified: 2012-08-25

One my servers had a failed hard drive and our server had a hot spare which activated. Right now the rebuild is complete and the failed hard drive is in a ready state and the hot spare is now online. It is safe now to pull out and replace the failed hard drive?
Question by:ShadowColossus
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes it is.  The rebuild will start again and you might get some performance degradation, but the server can remain operational during the rebuild cycle.
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    Assisted Solution

    The hot spare should now be a member of the array. The failed drive should be pulled and replaced. Its replacement should then become a hot spare

    Author Comment

    So once i replace the failed hard drive, the new hard drive will become the hot spare and the array will rebuild itself again?
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    Expert Comment

    It wont need to rebuild as you're just adding a hot spare effectively.

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