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Topic # 95794 13-Jan-2012 10:22
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Not sure if this is the right topic area, but here goes.

Two drives failed out of a raid 10 setup on this intel card. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to rebuild the array when replacing the disks.

I would have though the auto build would have kicked in, but it didn't :(

Any pointers? 

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  Reply # 568307 13-Jan-2012 11:07
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do you need to designate the new drives as "hot spares"?




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  Reply # 568309 13-Jan-2012 11:12
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Is the array degraded or failed?


You will need to use either the RAID Web Console 2 installed on Win Svr/Linux, or through the BIOS config. I think it's ctrl-e during startup.


The RAID Web Console 2 is a bit easier to use and can be downloaded here.


Good luck.   

   








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  Reply # 568315 13-Jan-2012 11:28
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Thanks for that.

I came in this morning, and from what I can see, it's shot. on start up it says vd 00,01,02,03 are missing. When you login to the console, it shows two disks as unconfig BAD. 00 & 01.

We've tried swapping the disks out, but the rebuild option won't work 

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  Reply # 568320 13-Jan-2012 11:42
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What drives are you using? If they are consumer grade, they do error checking that can cause the drive to timeout and drop from the array. Even though the drive is actually good.


If that is the case your data may be ok. In which case you can re-create the array without initialising and recover your data. The drives MUST be in that exact slot they were in before though.


If that doesn't work there is RAID reconstruction software around http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm. You will need to plug the drives into a normal controller though, not the RAID controller.     








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  Reply # 568323 13-Jan-2012 11:55
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Thanks for that. They're just normal 1.5tb seagate disks. Two have actually failed (seagate tools confirmed).

I have a feeling it's poked though, the rebuild keep failing(won't even start). 

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