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R5 Replace failed drive - but Rebuild stopped

R5 Replace failed drive - but Rebuild stopped

R5 Replace failed drive - but Rebuild stopped

Have a three disk R5 array .... FJ Ultra 320 &3Gb drives.

1 failed, so have bought a replacement .... took out failed, inserted new, is recognised, goes to rebuild but then fails saying that 1 of the other drives is critical sad

If I can rebuild from the two I can then replace the 2nd critical drive, so is there a way to force a rebuild ??

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RE: R5 Replace failed drive - but Rebuild stopped

Just for Info ........

Contacted FS Support - asked to do the following

1) Remove MYLEX GAM that was being used to monitor the RAID Array and replace with ServerView RAID  - Done

2) Update SCSI 320-0X card driver - Done

3) Download the latest update CD from FS's FTP site and run x2 to update EVERYTHING (has to be twice as re-boot conflict with BIOS and MC)!!!!! (this is updated monthly and is available here and is currently UPD_WIN_680201.iso

Done all this and reported SVRaid logs back and now have the following response :


The SCSI Sense data does give us some clue.
When you break it down you get:
70h = Error
OB = Target Aborted command (Disk)
28 = Additional Sense valid
47 = SCSI Parity Error
On the basis you have tried two new disks, and the others are still working ok  - then the SCSI Parity Error points a problem with the backplane connector for that slot.
This Server is still in warranty (until the 23rd of September), so I suggest you contact the warranty line (+xx (x) xxxx xxxxxx) say you have spoken to us (reference XXXnnnnn) you need a new SCSI backplane.

So RESULT !!!!  Will post back after engineer arrives and does smile

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