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Foreign RAID Drive Dell Poweredge 2950

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Hi, I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with 4 drives in a RAID-6 config on a PERC 6/I controller.  OMSA reports that Drive 2 is in a foreign state with predicted failure.  I have a replacement drive and was wondering what the correct procedure is to replace the drive.

1.  Do I just pull out the failed drive and install the new drive.  Clear the config if it reports as foreign and then assign as a hot spare

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2. Clear the foreign state of the failed drive first and then install the new drive and clear the config if it reports as foreign and then assign as a hot spare

Any suggestions appreciated
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Question by:Bellscape
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by:Mark Galvin
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IS Drive 2 currently listed as a Hot Spare?
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by:Bellscape
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OMSA reports that none of the 4 drives are listed as a hot spare
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Mark Galvin earned 500 total points
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Then I would suggest pulling drive 2 and replacing it with the new drive. The array should sort it self out.
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by:Bellscape
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Should I leave the server up when replacing the drive.  Or shutdown, replace drive and power back on?
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by:Mark Galvin
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If the disks are in a RAID6 then you can leave server up.
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by:dlethe
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This MUST be done hot, meaning with system powered on.
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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As dlethe said, it must be done "hot", regardless of RAID level. Since the drive is offline, there is nothing special you need to do - just pull the drive. If the drive was pred fail and still online, then you would need to force it offline before removing it.
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by:Bellscape
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Pulled drive and installed new one - RAID repaired itself - thanks
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