Re: [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning And Formatting A Large Disk (2086.09GB)
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On 02/02/07 07:25, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 12:10:33PM +0100, Pim Bliek wrote:
>> On 2/1/07, Douglas Allan Tutty <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:06:54PM -0500, Michael S. Peek wrote:
> I think we're in basic agreement. The only difference that I can see
> between our approaches is that I suggested having a spare port on the
> hardware raid card to add the new drive before removing a
> partially-failed drive. IIRC, normal raid5 can only tolerate one failed
> drive. What happens if a second drive fails totally while you're
> swapping out a failing one?
That's called having a warm (if *you* have to run the repair
commands yourself) or hot (if the controller does it for you) spare.
Not common unless you run rack-mounted or have a large pedestal case.
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