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I have a Dell PowerVault NX200 with 4 hard drives. Configured with 2 RAID 5 arrays... all 4 drives have 2 partitions on them. Unfortunately, one of the drives decided to fail. Put in a new drive, but cannot get the new drive to be added to the arrays. It keeps wanting to be a hot spare or a separate virtual disk.... anyone with any creative ideas for fixing this?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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On a power edge server, me make it a hot spare then we add it to the raid. Try that
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Cannot do that.I already made it a hot spare, but there was no way to add to either array. I forgot to note that the RAID controller is a PERC S300.
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There was no fix for this... tried loading OpenManage Server Administrator which was a step in the right direction. The original drive I used as a replacement turned out not to be compatible with the RAID array, so I replaced it. However, that drive could not be made a hot spare for the array, as the controller kept turning into a new VD. And weirdly, data was being copied to it somehow. Extracted as much data as I could, and shutdown the system for good.
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The solution was really more of a workaround, but something that did get me by far enough to at least extract the data I needed.
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