My first post and hope you can help. Iíve come in this morning to the song of Ďbrokení. The one we all know well, Iím sure.
We have a Dell Poweredge1800 child domain and today one of the hard drives has failed.
I havenít dealt with this issue before and donít want to make any wrong clicks and erase the lot!! The RAID is setup on a PERC 4 S/C Controller and Iím using the Dell Open Manage Array Manager (Dell support ran out last year!!). This tells me that Disk array 0:1 has failed and it has 128MB of unallocated space?? It shows this failure in 2 areas, an Array Group which contains a Virtual area showing both disks and a backplane area showing both disks.
Basically I donít know what options are open to me. Is it possible that the disk can be recovered and if so how do I go about this. If it is better to just replace the disk can I do that while the system is still running (How can I tell if hot swap is available), will the disk initiate itself and what precaution should I take.
Any help would be really appreciated. Going to stick my face in Google now!! Cheers
If you contact Dell they'll probably be helpful, if only because they're selling you a replacement disk! Just a word to the wise though: even if they do say it's hot swappable, if you can possibly avoid it, don't!
My IBMs were supposed to be hot swappable, I did, and 675980 lost clusters later all was well again Thank it wasn't the boot disk!
Not the most useful post I know, but at least it gives you a