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    Raid 5 failing hard drive swap take offline ?

    do i need to take a faulty drive offline before swapping out for a new hard drive in a raid 5 configuration
    using dells open manager and it tells me one drive is about to go pop so do i take it offline trough open manager or do i just rip it out and put a new one in.

    never had hot swap drives before i have always powered down the servers

    production server and need to keep it online if possible


    BTW these are hot swap drives
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    Depends on your RAID controller.

    Is it Hot Swap or Cold Swap?

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    If the drives and controller support hot swap ya rip that baby outta there and slam in another drive dude

    Ben

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    yes its a dell r510 server with perc6i controller

    brown trousers time backed up last night so it is time
    to change pants

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    Pull the drive, put it back in. See what happens.

    Also buy another drive and add it as a HOT spare if you can.

    Rob

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    i have a new drive to put in so wish me luck

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    Done it many times with no issue. Long long ago on a Perc3 I had to reboot the server and run the rebuild via the controller but them days are gone.

    As I said, if you have space buy a hot spare. it stays redundant untill a failure happens and then becomes part of the array. This is especialy useful if you have more than one logical drive in a box of disks.

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    Ok swapped the drive said it was rebuilding. But had not moved from 0% after an hour so i have left it over the weekend.

    Hope its ok when i get back to work.

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