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Dell pe 2650 raid 1 is missing member

Raid 1 is missing member. I have replaced a failed drive with a new drive. will it rebuild itself?

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JaxPlanet

Jax Planet

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SOURCE: Dell Poweredge 2650 - How do I disable RAC

If this is a security concern then there is nothing to be concerned about so long as you do not plug a network cable into the RAC.

Otherwise, if it is an add-in card just remove it.

If you can't remove it there should be a way of accessing it when the server starts up. You should be able to go into the configuration and disable its functions.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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bhaughee

Bill Haughee

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SOURCE: server does not recognize new drive installed to

what controller (may want to boot controller bios to format drive)

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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dante777

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SOURCE: How do I replace a 73Gb disk in a RAID 5 config - DELL PE 4600

That depends on your configuration.
If the drive you want to change is installed in the peripheral bay, you have to turn the machine off before you can pull that drive out. Also: Hot-plug drive installation is not supported for systems without an integrated RAID controller or host adapter expansion card!

Look for more details on how to change a drive here.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

Geekman

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SOURCE: I have dell 4600 pe serveri want to install

The hard drive needs to be set as the first SCSI ID device boot device..
The hard drive needs to have the jumper set to SCSI ID 0, the CD and FDD can be set to SCSI ID 1 and SCSI ID 2. No SCSI devices can have the same SCSI ID number unless it is on a different SCS controller.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

ded_ch

ded_ch

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SOURCE: Dell poweredge t110 Raid 5

In a RAID 5 config, you need at least 3 drives (you can have more however). A small part of every drive is then reserved for recovery data for the other drives. So two drives together hold all the data needed to restore a 3rd drive.

The Raid Controllers in the Dell Poweredge Servers are hot swappable. So you can just pull the faulty disk and then insert a new replacement drive in the same slot (Needs to be the same type and size or bigger. However, if the disk is bigger than the other 2, then only the size of the two other disks will be used on the new drive). The Raid controller will then see that there is a new disk and automatically start the recovery process. You will be able to see this when you open the Controller software. Once the recovery is done, the RAID 5 will be fully functional again.

While one of the disks is faulty or missing the two remaining disks will continue to work, but at the severely degraded performance. After the rebuild the performance will be back to the way it was before.

The rebuild can take more than an hour, depending on the disk sizes used.

There is also an option on some Controllers to select one drive as a "spare". Then you insert one more disk and set it as spare. It will not start working unless one of the other disks in the Raid fails. That's when it is used automatically as a replacement.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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