Replacing non-failed drives in a 9265-8i array

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by sinisterDei, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. sinisterDei

    sinisterDei Gawd

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    So, I've got a 9265-8i running Windows with 12x 3TB drives in a RAID 6 array. All drives are online.

    TWO of the drives are ST3000DM001 model drives, known to be highly failure prone over time.

    I have in my possession two replacement drives, HGST 3TB units.

    Is there a 'safer' method to replacing these drives in the array than simply yanking them one at a time and allowing a rebuild?
     
  2. Blue Fox

    Blue Fox [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Need the array to stay up? If not, could shut down your server and clone the drives. At least that's what I have done in the past.
     
  3. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    You could do a drive by drive rebuild but that might bring the whole thing down.

    Do you have any kind of back up?
     
  4. sinisterDei

    sinisterDei Gawd

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    Yeah I've got all the data elsewhere. It'd just make me feel stupid if I voluntarily caused a rebuild failure
     
  5. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    That's what someone from the showoff thread did when he replaced an entire set of drives.

    One at a time.

    Not sure how else to do it short of making a new vd with new drives and copying everything.
     
  6. sinisterDei

    sinisterDei Gawd

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    Yeah. I was hoping there was maybe a function in MSM to transition a drive offline to a spare like our SAn can do. Instead of rebuilding from the array it can copy a live drive to a replacement and then swap them out .