[CentOS] megaraid/PERC

Wed Nov 30 18:39:00 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Ross Walker wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2011, at 3:35 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> I've got two drives from a now-dead server, they were RAIDed, a mirror,
>> I'd assume. I need to see if there's anything on them I need to transfer
>> to the replacement, so I just shoved them into another Dell server, with
>> a
>> PERC 5 controller - I think that's what the dead one had. I fired up
>> MegaRAID storage manager... but can't see any way to tell it to recreate
>> that RAID. Anyone done this?
> Probably old news now, but in the PERC card's BIOS you want to import
> foreign config, save it and restart.

Ok, no one else was using one of the two I have available (most are now
surplussed, so there's only a few left in service) is not being used at
the moment, so I rebooted, and went into the firmware. Foreign was greyed
out, unreachable, no matter what I did.

We're probably writing the drives off - there *shouldn't* be anything to
be recovered on them, but I was just tryin' to be sure....

For my own amusement, I installed MegaCli 4, and am trying to puzzle my
way through the lack of documentation, only the output of MegaCLI64 -?....