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1 logical harddisk degraded, RAID Poweredge

I am using compaq proliant dl580 server using poweredge raid controller,some days ago i head a non stopping beep and i found a msg on screen one logical drive degraded, fortuneately i had a spare harddisk of same kind 18gb and i replaced it in the bay, i am using raid 5,now after replaceing the harddisk it shows new harddisk added but when i get in console of raid (CTRL + M) there i am unabale to reconstruct i found there one harddisk failed, i tried to format that new harddisk but failed, i tried to make it online. but all seems not working. what could b possible reason is there any way i can check this harddisk is it happening bcaz there might b possibally data in it

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  • aasifbutt Jul 13, 2009

    Thanx for your advice smith.

    i had checked, the drive it says the same drive is shown failed in objects, could this be a reason that there might b already some data on that spare disk ???

    i tried to format it from raid but gets error
    i tried to reconstruct the drive but error

    finally i force the drive to ONLINE that it takes time to booot to os so i returned it back too faulty.
    so that atleast system could boot


    waiting for your reply

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Revert back to original configuration of hdd in your RAID setup. Boot to SCIS BIOS and double check functionality of hard drives. The error is probably telling you that Disk1 is degraded because disk 0 is failing and you removed the wrong hard drive.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

  • GooSeSmith Sep 12, 2009

    Sorry for the long wait I did not realize you had reply, I am still new here. I am sure you have gotten around it by now but if you haven't



    Will it boot to OS? From my experience the rebuild usually gets done in the OS from the RAID Manager software. Once again sorry for the delay.

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