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Luukas
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Pinned topic expand DS4800 foreign used drives

‏2012-03-21T15:58:06Z |
Hello,

I try to expand the storage capacity of my older DS4800 with used drives but Recovery Guru says "Multiple Arrays Refer to Foreign Drive (Scenario 2)" error, event log says " Incompatible drive due to invalid configuration on drive", Initialize command says "Error 410 - A drive operation cannot be performed because the state of the drive is inappropriate for the requested operation.

I know that those drives are from different array and the different RAID configuration is on it. Its not problem, drives can be deleted/initialized but how ?

Firmware version: 07.60.28.00
ESM Firmware version: 98D0
Storage Manager: 10.77.G5.28

Thanks for help,

Lukas
Updated on 2012-05-03T14:22:39Z at 2012-05-03T14:22:39Z by Novikov_Alexander
  • Novikov_Alexander
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    Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

    ‏2012-03-21T18:52:32Z  in response to Luukas
    Dear Lukas,

    could you provide DS Support Data.

    Regards,
    Alexander Novikov
    Russia, Moscow
    • Luukas
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      Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

      ‏2012-03-22T08:49:47Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
      Alexander,

      support data attached.

      Thanks for help,

      Lukas

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      • Novikov_Alexander
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        Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

        ‏2012-03-22T19:34:37Z  in response to Luukas
        Hi Lukas,

        lets try Import function to import the old array configuration from this HDD and place the HDD online (then delete this array).

        "With controller firmware level 7.xx or later and Storage Manager software version 10.xx or later, after you insert all of the drives, import the array, using the Import Array function, and complete the following steps:
        a. Click the name of the array RG12 that you want to import in the Storage Subsystem Management window.
        b. Click Advanced -> Maintenance -> Import Array.
        c. In the confirmation window, click OK.
        d. Click Import.
        e. In the Import Array window, type yes and click OK.
        f. Click Close."

        Installation and Migration Guide for Hard Drive and Storage Expansion Enclosure - IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000, and DS5000
        http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-57818

        Regards,
        Alexander Novikov
        Russia, Moscow
        • Luukas
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          Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

          ‏2012-03-23T10:50:23Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
          Hi Alexander,

          I cant try the import function because its not accessible in storage manager :-(. I dont see any new array in storage manager. RG12 is my array which I renamed from RG1 to RG12 because I had a feeling that Recovery Guru said that new array is RG1.

          What do you think about his command: revive drive enclosureID,slotID

          thanks,

          Lukas
          • Novikov_Alexander
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            Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

            ‏2012-03-24T19:19:15Z  in response to Luukas
            Hi Lukas,

            remove drive from Enc.13, slot 15. Check status. Collect DS Suport Data.
            Rename array RG12 to Test1. Check status. Collect DS Suport Data.
            Insert disk in Enc.13, slot 14. Check status. Collect DS Suport Data.

            If any problems, post all 3 DS Suport Data files.

            Regards,
            Alexander Novikov
            Russia, Moscow
            • Luukas
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              Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

              ‏2012-03-28T08:44:07Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
              Hi Alexander,

              I did:

              1. removed drive from Enc.13, slot 15. Checked status - no changes >> DS4800_ver1.zip
              2. renamed array RG1 to Test1. Checked status - no changes >> DS4800_ver2.zip
              3. inserted disk in Enc.13, slot 15 (not 14 as you wrote because disk 14 is already in). Checked status - no changes >> DS4800_ver3.zip

              thanks for your help,

              Lukas
              • Luukas
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                Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

                ‏2012-05-02T14:27:31Z  in response to Luukas
                Hi Alexander,

                I dont know if you will have time for my issue ?

                thanks,

                Lukas
                • Novikov_Alexander
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                  Re: expand DS4800 foreign used drives

                  ‏2012-05-03T14:22:39Z  in response to Luukas
                  Hi Lukas,

                  looks like you need call to your local IBM HW Support and ask help. Sorry for bad news.

                  Regards,
                  Alexander Novikov
                  Russia, Moscow