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    Server beeping....not sure why!

    I've come in to find curricsvr3 (not DC) beeping away to itself. Now the beep is really odd, no pattern to it all!

    I've rebooted but that didnt throw up any errors that were glaringly obvious. Just did its thing and loaded back into windows.

    It is low on space, do servers beep in that situation?!

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    Raid controller complaining of a failed disk? Any lights on the disk bays that are different in colour to the other bays?
    Failed power supply? (if you have redundant psus)
    Overheating?
    Stuck key on the KVM?

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    i had the same problem a while back on the admin-svr which was a Raid controller complaining of a faulty Drive, Just double check the hard drives, is it SCIS drives? you'll just need a new Hard drive then

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    could also see if there's any lights on the motherboard...could point towards the issue.

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    What make and model is it?

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    Ok, after lots of cursing and fist shaking it turns out 0 was degraded. So i've removed it and replaced it with another one that previous guy had tried to install, only to find that failed too. So i've got two dodgy drives or something more serious (guy tried to charge me for that drive too!!). Out of curiosity, the "New" drive is currently rebuilding but it only got to 1% after 5 minutes....is that normal or a sign of a definately dodgy drive?

    How do i turn of that god forsaken beeping!!

    Luckily enough, as i mentioned in another post, the Admin server of the same make and model is being replaced as we speak, so if that doesnt work i could try one from there.

    Tech_guy...you really dont want to know! lol (Would like to point out it was here way before me!) Starts with E ends in X...
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    Can you get into the RAID console? The alarm can be turned off from there - I had to do it when my Master DC overheated. As for re-build time on a RAID - yes it can and does take a long time, depending on the size of your disks. Mine are quite large and it took all day.

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    Ah, Elonex. Were okay for a time then prices got silly.

    Re-build depends on size of drive and amount of data. I had a 300GB drive take a day once.

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    whats size scsi drives? i have a few spare u can have, second hand but still works

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    Yep be patient with it 1% after 5 mins sounds normal to me! Make sure you don't get hasty/impatient and start ripping in and out different drives or you will be in trouble!

    Using the raid bios console will be best as its a good idea and much faster not to have the server being used whilst the array rebuilds.

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    ooh, what an offer Steven! I will check ASAP.

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    Another thing to check is whether the drives themselves are still under warrenty. Server grade drives usually have a manufacturers warrenty of minimum five years, with the serial number and product number it should be quite quick to check on the HD vendors site, here's Seagates: Warranty Validation

    Depending on the model and age you may even get a completely new and bigger drive out of it, if both broken ones happen to still be under warrenty this could mean a free upgrade of the set.

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    Ah, a bit of thread revival....

    The above server is beeping again. Is there any software available that i can install onto my W2k3 machine to see what going on RAID wise? The only RAID thing i know of is during POST.

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    Have you tried poking it?

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    I'm close to kicking it....

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