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    IBM ServeRaid manager problem

    Hi all
    I have a server using windows 2003 server, 4 hard disks for raid 5 running IBM serveRaid manager.
    Recently, one hard disk fail and I replace it with different brand but same size new hard disk.
    After install it into the server, I "Synchronize" the new hard disk in the IBM serveRaid manager.
    But it does not rebuild the data, and shows "Ready" but not "Online".
    I have attach the picture of my server.
    Can anyone tell me why?
    Thank you very much!
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    Is it part of the RAID array, or do you need to configure it as a hot spare? If it's not actually part of the array, syncronising won't acheive anything. If its supposed to be a hot spare, set to that will bring the array out of "critical"

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    It is part of the raid 5. I have try to make it become a hot spare, but it still in critical.
    Thanks for your help!

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    If that's the case your looking for a 'rebuild array' function. It's been a while since I've used Server Raid, but I think it could be under the 'Actions' menu.

    You may also need to upgrade the controller BIOS if it doesn't correctly recognize the drive. I've seen some that were a little fussy till the BIOS was upgraded. Be carefull though, I've also had some spit the dummy and delete the array when the BIOS was upgraded!!

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    For the new hard disk, under the 'Actions' menu, there have several choices, 'Initialize', 'Verify', 'Synchronize', 'Clear'.
    Can you tell me the meaning of these four choices?
    Thanks a lot!

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    You may have a Sever Raid install that is not set up for auto rebuild. Check the RAID BIOS to ensure a auto rebuild is available.

    Another method may be to set it as a hotspare and then try to force a rebuild

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    thanks
    I will try it later^^



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