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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-03-26T11:06:09Z by SystemAdmin
SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic Is it safe to just swap-in/plug-in a used SCSI HDD into the xServer 236?

‏2013-03-14T07:58:26Z |
Hi,

I just bought a used SCSI HDD to replace the old SCSI HDD in my xServer 236 (8841-25A), I'm using RAID 1 with IBM RAID Manager software to manage it, I'm planning to follow the ServeRAID recovery document (many thanks to Novikov Alexander for the info) to swap the SCSI HDDs.

But I'm worried if the used SCSI HDD I bought is not safe, what if there's some kind of virus in it, will the RAID 1 config automatically format it first when I plug it into the xServer 236?
Updated on 2013-03-26T11:06:09Z at 2013-03-26T11:06:09Z by SystemAdmin
  • maguro
    maguro
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    Re: Is it safe to just swap-in/plug-in a used SCSI HDD into the xServer 236?

    ‏2013-03-19T21:45:15Z  
    The rebuild process should format and erase any data on your used drive but if you want to be safe, you can always go into the "SCSI Disk Utilities" in the SCSI controller bios at post and do a low level format of the drive. Just make sure you don't format the wrong drive! ;)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Is it safe to just swap-in/plug-in a used SCSI HDD into the xServer 236?

    ‏2013-03-26T11:06:09Z  
    • maguro
    • ‏2013-03-19T21:45:15Z
    The rebuild process should format and erase any data on your used drive but if you want to be safe, you can always go into the "SCSI Disk Utilities" in the SCSI controller bios at post and do a low level format of the drive. Just make sure you don't format the wrong drive! ;)
    maguro,

    thanks for the tip, hopefully it works (finger crossed).