On 7/10/2015 12:49 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: > Jason Warr wrote: >> On July 10, 2015 11:47:09 AM CDT, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: >>> Hi. Anyone working with these things? I've got a drive in "predictive >>> failure" on in a RAID5. Now here's the thing: there was an issue >>> yesterday when I got in, and I wound up power cycling the RAID; >>> first boot of attached server had issues, and said the controller >>> had a failure, and a drive had failed, and wouldn't continue >>> booting; when I gave it the three-finger salute, this time on the >>> way up, during POST, it noted the controller issue... but the >>> thing came up, looking like it did a couple of days ago. >>> >>> Trying to prevent this from happening again, I've decided to replace >>> the drive that's in predictive failure. The array has a hot spare. >>> I tried to remove, using hpacucli, it refuses "operation not >>> permitted", and there doesn't *seem* to be a "mark as failed" >>> command. *Do* I just yank the drive? >>> >> Yep, just yank it. It should start auto rebuilding on the spare. >> >> If you didn't have a spare you would pull the suspect drive and replace it >> with one of equal or greater capacity and it would auto rebuild as well. >> >> I have a bunch of them at home and have been using them at work for years. > Thanks for your quick reply, Jason. I'm used to LSI/MegaRAID/PERCs, where > you have to fail it, first. Oddity: I had the drive out for more then five > minutes while getting it out of the sled, putting the new one in, oh, and > dusting out the slot (gotta do that for all of them, next maintenance > window), but after I put in the replacement, and used hpacucli to check, > to my surprise it was rebuilding with the replacement, *not* with the > spare. > > mark It has been a while since I have used a spare but what might have happened is the spare went back to being a spare when the real drive was replaced. It seems to me that is the default behavior as a spare can be attached to more than one raid group. That way it keeps your physical drive placement consistent.