Hot swap PERC H710P on a "Failure Predicted" drive.

We have a Dell PowerEdge Server that has the PERC H710P, one drive is showing as "Failure Predicted", can I just pull the drive out and insert a new one?, or should I power down the server first??... on the OpenManage software, there´s no Take Offline option.
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marpanetAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
Yes you can and you don't power down the server while hot swapping and you don't have to take it offline.  .  Leave it on while doing it because powering down the server increases the chance of data corruption.  Just pull out the bad drive then insert the new one.  It will auto-rebuild.

Please see another article I answered for more details: http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28699058/dell-proedge-1950-hard-drive-rotating-green-amber-light.html#a40901024

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Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Is this drive in a RAID configurations with other drives? If you have a hardware RAID configured (RAID 1, 5, or better) I would recommend first checking that the other drives are healthy. I you can confirm the other drives in the array are healthy then its acceptable to unplug the drive and replace it with a new drive.

Scott Gorcester MCITP
marpanetAuthor Commented:
Thank you, just did it.....  I think now is in the phase of auto-rebuild.... tomorrow will be everything back to Online/OK/Green led...
Wayne88Commented:
Glad to help. Cheers!
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