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Pinned topic Rebuild RAID 1 Array

‏2012-12-17T15:28:57Z |
Hello,

I have an x3550 (7978) with an IBM Servraid 8k-l controller. The array is setup in RAID 1 and a drive has failed. They were both SAS 1 TB drives. It's the end of the fiscal year here and budgeting is tight, so I tried to use a SATA drive of the same size. The controller sees the drive and will allow me to create a simple volume, but it will not rebuild the array. Is it possible to rebuild the array with 2 different drive connections? Basically, I'm trying to do more with less. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Tim
Updated on 2012-12-17T18:31:39Z at 2012-12-17T18:31:39Z by SystemAdmin
  • maguro
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    Re: Rebuild RAID 1 Array

    ‏2012-12-17T18:23:41Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Hmm...

    This is a unique situation indeed.

    Try making your new SATA drive a global hotspare. See if the degraded array will rebuild to that drive.
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: Rebuild RAID 1 Array

      ‏2012-12-17T18:31:39Z  in response to maguro
      It won't let me do that either. It gives the option to create a hot spare in the servraid manager, but IBM's release notes state that this is unsupported:

      http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2/index.jsp?topic=%2Fdiricinfo%2Ffqy0_acreashs.html

      I have a feeling that the answer to this question is going to be "no", but I was hoping that someone might be able to think of a work around.