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I have a dead 34.6 GB drive in my ml 370 raid disk array. AND i have a spare BUT I dont know what on it., if i swap it out will the operating system automatically over rwrie what on it??? or do i have to format it ,, and how?? itrken@verizon.net

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  • itrken Jul 29, 2010

    the server accepted the solution and is back up. Thank you

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When you replace a disk in an RAID array everything that's on the new disk gets erased. If you still need that then put it in another pc and make a backup of that data.
Unless you are using a RAID 1 configuration (in which case when a disk has died everything on that server has been lost) you don't have to do anything after you replace the disk - all will be done automatically.

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  • Azrael SRL Jul 29, 2010

    BTW if a disk has died from what appears to be old age, then the others can't be far behind. Make a full backup and if the another disk dies then replace them all.


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