Re: First server with hot swappable capabilities...
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:23 AM, Ron Johnson<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2009-08-30 21:59, Ruben Varela wrote:
>> Yesterday I was configuring a PowerEdge T300 that, if I remember
>> correctly, has a PERC 6/i controller.
>> It allowed me to build with 4 250GB Sata drives, a Raid 5 array.
>> The server allows me to hot swap the drives.
>> I installed Lenny and configured everything how I wanted.
>> I was wondering,
>> in case something went amiss with one of the drives and I had to change
>> is there anything I have to do in the operating system before I went
>> and swapped the drive with the system running?
>> Or is it simply, pull the drive and replace it? O_o
> Is the PERC handling the RAID, or is "md" doing the RAID?
> If the PERC, then it is designed for hot swap, and also to use a hot spare.
> I'd just try it, i.e. before you put any irreplaceable data on it, yank out
> one of the drives and see what happens!
>> Also, since the server is being used to store some big files,
>> what would be the process to change the current 4 250GB drives to 4
>> larger drives and grow the partitions?
>> I know there are a couple questions here, I tried dividing them so if
>> someone knows to the answer to at least one, they can post it.
>> I haven't really found much about it searching the web,
>> I hope I do better here.
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The Perc is handling the Raid.
Guess I'll wait till this weekend... When I said I was configuring
everything, I meant installing and transferring information from the
If anyone knows anything, before the end of the week,
please let me know
-- Rubén O. Varela Rosa