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RAID 1+0 configured on HP DL 380 G6 with two SCSI disks, if one disk gets faulty and new disk inserted how much time will it take to sync/rebuild with the booted diks?

Also, if one of the disks is removed and reinserted after sometime, how much time will it take to sync/mirror with the booted one?

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It depends upon the amount of data that is stored on the good hard disk. The greater amount of data the longer the time it will take..
The computer will still operate but it will be slower than usual until then data has finished synchronizing to the new hard disk.

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SOURCE: i have a HP DL

Are you able to get into the array configuration and make sure the logical drive is still intact? If the logical drive is gone, then your partition may be lost. If you are able to recover the logical drive in your array (which you should be able to if the RAID5 striping was stable) then you should be able to recover your data. You can get into the array configuration during the boot up sequence.

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The SCSI driver is required to installed during the initial boot up for installation when additional drivers are asked .the new models dont come with a Floppy drive so an external floppy drive can be used .The detection of HDD s must be at the startup by the Bios os SCSI card.

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SOURCE: I have HP PROLIANT DL

need to provide moreinfo.
is the server (prolaint DL380) constantly rebooting within BIOS mode or has it got to the stage of running windows.
The other item not mentioned here, is, IF the raid controller has failed, you will not see any disks initializing and would cause the system to continually reboot.
If it is an internal raid controller, it is part of the motherboard, you will need to contact HP to have it replaced.

If an pci related array controller .. i.e. separate to the motherboard, this will need to be replaced to see the HDD's.
Either way sounds like a hardware issue. Best to liaise directly with vendor to have the faulty components replaced.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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