Hot swapping is replacing components without significant interruption to the operation of the system.

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Node.js hotswap deployment

I'm trying to deploy my MEANjs application into production... So far I've use jenkins, git,rsync, etc. to copy the project to the remote server. and in the final step I just have to call stop ...
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RAM hot-add HP Proliant - Esxi

I have to add some RAM to my HP Proliant DL385 g7 and I was wondering if I can hot-add the memory due to some mission critical VMs that I can't move because of lack of hardware. I use ESXi 5.5 as HV. ...
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How to reliably and conveniently mirror 2 drives in hotswap hdd racks (likely without RAID1)?

I have the following situation: Need to store 1 original + 1 copy for data sets that are 1-2 TB in size Need to use consumer SATA drives, 1 for original, 1 for copy Need to store 50+ such data sets ...
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Best practice on hot-swapping disk

I've been putting myself to find an learn more about the product before posting a question. Well, I've tried my luck and didn't got a proper answer to my questions. So I'm posting it here. Had an ...
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HyperV Eject passthru disk while VM is running

I have a disk that I need to connect as a pass thru for one of my guest OSes, sbs 2011. The guests internal backup program will backup to the disk, which I'm planning to attach to the VMS SCSI ...
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Remove sata drive while running?

I have a hyperv 2012 r2 server, and the case has two bays where you can open a drawer and slide in a bare SATA drive. Theres a data and power connector at the back of the bay with cables to connect ...
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Is it Possible to Automatically Resilver a ZFS Array On Hotswap

I'm trying to learn about ZFS for a NAS I'm planning on building. I'm trying to understand if the following scenario would be possible to set up. Disclaimer: I know very little about ZFS, so forgive ...
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Using Hot swap drive to backup on daily basis

Hot swapping and hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system. In all the articles it was mentioned during some system ...
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How to make Solaris rescan disk info after hotswap?

I'm running a SmartOS-based ZFS NAS, with a bunch of SATA disks directly connected to the logic board (no fancy disk controller / backplane or anything). A 1.5 TB disk in my zpool recently failed. ...
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Does Dell's PERC S100 RAID controller support hot-swapping?

I have a Dell Poweredge R310 w/ a PERC S100 RAID controller, and want to replace & add HDDs. The R310 backplane itself clearly supports hot-swapping, but I can't figure out if the PERC S100 ...
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hot plug sata to ESXi 5 server

Is it possible to hot plug an eSATA drive to an ESXi 5 server? I'm exploring backup solutions and hoping to hot add a datastore, copy my VM's over, then hotunplug.
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PowerEdge 2900. Want to use as a SAS wiping server, and skip Raid configuration for each drive. Possible?

I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with 8 SAS slots in the front. I want to be able to load drives quickly without setting them up in RAID. We have a pile of about 50 SAS drives that need to be wiped. Is ...
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HDD with HP Proliant ML310e

I recently purchased a HP Proliant ML310e off PCNation.com as it seemed like a great deal. Come to find out, when I go to open up the case and install HDDs, the system is equiped with a ...
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Model number for HP MDS600 drive caddies [closed]

I am looking for the model number(s) for the hot swap Hard drive caddies that can be used with the HP MDS600 drive array. I may then use these model numbers to purchase the caddies so I may attach ...
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move raid hard drives between different servers, preserving data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move raided hard drives between identical servers, preserving data I'm a server beginner working with a Sun x4600 and an IBM x3650. In the event that one of them dies, I ...
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add space to virtual disk on vmware

I have a VMWare Server 3.5 system with 2 VMs. On one powered on vm I changed the disk size from 1TB to 1,5TB. But the vm didn't see any new unallocated space so that I reboot twice the server. But ...
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Adding more drives to a drive array

I have a friend who has two servers, a Dell 1800 and an HP 350 ML G5, both have SAS drive arrays. The Dell is a 3.5" and the HP is a 2.5". They currently only have 3 drives in each array. We want ...
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Are all SAS drives hot-swappable?

Can get a 300GB Cheetah 15K SAS 3.5 disk for quite a bit cheaper through another supplier vs. Dell's out-of-warranty depot (for an aging PowerEdge server). Specs are identical, wondering if there's ...
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Replace faulty harddrive in Proliant DL180 G6

I have a Proliant DL180 G6 server with a Smart Array P410 controller. One of the hard drives lights amber, but the server is still running perfect. It is running RAID5 or 6 (don't remember). Now, can ...
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Proliant DL360 Raid5 Hot Swap Drive

I have a DL360 G5 running WinSrvr2003 with a 3 drive (72GB) SAS Raid 5 array on P400i controller. The single array has two partitions. (OS and a data store) Drive 2 has failed and is off line (Amber ...
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Can I increase my Dell RAID 1 from 250GB to 500GB just by plugging in larger drives?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R300 with a Dell SAS 6/iR Internal Controller RAID PCIe and two 250GB SATA HDDs in RAID1 configuration. One of the HDDs has died so I want to swap it out for another. At the ...
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Can I use SATA discs as a hot swap discs

My server supports hardware RAID and it can use SATA drives. I wonder does it depend on Server or on a Discs to know, if they support hot swapping? And rebuilding while working? I know that SAS ...
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Hot swap failed software RAID drive with Windows Server 2008

Does Win2k8 natively handle hot-swapping of a hard drive? I have an existing server with 2 hard drives in it that are currently setup in a hardware RAID-1 configuration; they are each hot-swappable. ...
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When ordering SAS replacement drive, does the hot swappable enclosure matter?

I have a dell PowerEdge and need to replace one of the SAS drives in it. I noticed the supplier I order from does not sell a specific "DELL" SAS replacement drive, but they have what appear to be ...
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How do I power SATA drives in my DELL poweredge 2850?

I have a Dell 2850 which I've been fairly happy with. It runs RAID 5 to 6 Hot-swap SCSI drives, but I'd like to add some cheap storage. So I bought an Intel PCI-X SATA raid card and tried to install ...
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Hot-swap drive got new name, can I change it on-the-fly?

One of the HDDs in my server's RAID config failed, so I took it out of the array and had the data center hot-swap it. They've done that, but now the new drive is /dev/sdc rather than /dev/sda. I ...
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Hot Swappable Root Partition in Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS

My company runs small NAS boxes that we distribute into businesses and homes for personal or business networking use. These machines run Ubuntu Server 10.04 and are set to boot from a flash drive. The ...
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Solaris: detect hotswap SATA disk insert

What's the method used on Solaris to get the system to rescan for new disks that have been hot-plugged on a SATA controller? I've got an HP X1600 NAS which had 9 drives configred in a ZFS pool. I've ...
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renaming hard drives (sdc to sdb) on the fly

ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) kernel: [2761026.198796] ata2: soft resetting link kernel: [2761031.226669] ata2.00: disabled kernel: [2761031.226720] ata2: EH complete ...
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Can a failed SAS10K be hotswapped with a SAS15K?

I have a Dell Poweredge 1950 with 4 146Gb SAS 10K configured in RAID 10. One of em failed. Is it possible to hotswap it with a 146Gb+ SAS 15K (which i plan to nab from an unused HP proliant) ? If ...
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Hotplug vs. non-hot plug disks

I have more or less hardware question related to hotplug or non-hotplug hdd. I plan to get HP P2000 G3 FC/iSCSI storage system, and I was going to order the disks. One costs 300eur.. So my question ...
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Are swapped in hot-swap drives allocated the same Windows drive letter each time?

We are intending on purchasing a dedicated machine to perform the company's backups. We were considering buying the Dell T310, with the theory that we could swap the drives in and out for offsite ...
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How “swappable” are RAID 1 drives?

My lab is considering setting up a server with an attached RAID device for storing our large imaging datasets. (probably a Mac Mini server with attached Promise SmartStor DAS w/ 4 1TB hard drives) ...
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Can drive swapping break a win7 system image backup?

I've got a friend with a 1tb raid10 and 2 separate hot swappable 1tb drives runnin win7 ultimate. I created a scheduled task that would create a system image backup of the main raid array to the 1tb ...
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Two failed disks in a RAID 10 Array. One hot-spare, active. What's the replacement sequence?

Given a hot-swappable 15 spindle RAID 10 array with two failed disks. There is one global hot spare, and it is actively "sparing" the first of the two failed disks. The array is running, but has no ...
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SATA card with good hotswap ability

I'm building a Win2k8 backup machine with a removable SATA drive enclosure. The idea is that each week someone will pull out a drive and pop another one in. I need this to work without having to ...
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Xen find VBD id for physical disks

I'm starting a xen domU using xm create config.cfg. Within the config file are a number of physical block devices (LVs) which are added to the guest and can be accessed fine when it boots. However, at ...
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MD3000i Hot Swap Drives

Are the drives needing to be hotswappable or does the SAN understand hotswap of any SATA/SAS drive?
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Hot swapping for Linux web/database servers

Is there a way to perform the following under Linux: There are two web servers, main and backup There are two database servers (postgres), main and backup Web Servers are in sync with each other, ...
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How to power off a hard drive to essentially “hot swap”

I'm looking for either freeware or the programming basics to power off/on a hard drive. Mounting and unmounting a hard drive is simple enough just using the command prompt in Windows XP. Now I need ...
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sata controller without raid support

I'm looking for a 4 ports pci or pci-express (not pci-x) sata controller with these features: - real hot swap support - no RAID support, or with RAID support that can be disabled through the ...
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Why is hotswap so much more expensive?

I am currently looking a building a server, and am comparing hardware. In particular I have been looking at hard drives. It seems like hotswap hard drives are significantly more expensive than normal ...
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When using an external SATA enclosure, how can I discover newly added drives (Ubuntu Linux)?

I have been working on a system for processing data on large numbers of independent hard drives. To accomplish this, I purchased a Sil3124A 4-port eSATA controller card and a 10-bay external SATA ...
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Safely remove a drive from eSATA hotswapable enclosure?

I have recently installed a Rosewill RSV-S5 eSATA RAID array on a Windows 2000 Server. I'm not using any RAID features - it is configured as 5 discrete drives (JBOD). The system is based on the ...
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Hot swapping under RAID 1

I have a server that supports hot swapping (such as HP ProLiant DL160 G6 with hot swap) (spec) and I configure it for RAID 1 mirroring across 2 disks. Say one of the raid'ed disks then fails. Can I ...
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Backup options for a small business server

I'd like to create a server suitable for having a hot-spare disk, plus the capability to create full backup for removal off-site, say once a week. I am considering the HP ProLiant DL160 G6 (with hot ...
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Enabling AHCI in RHEL5 post-install

I have two servers running RHEL 5.4 quite happily. However, through simple oversight, AHCI/hotswap support was not enabled in BIOS at install time and is now needed. The machines are running ICH10R ...
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hp smart array p400 - failed disk - hot spare

I am having an issue with a failed disk in a HP DL380 G5 smart array p400. The array setup is RAID 5, 7 disks + hot spare. One disk failed some weeks ago and the hot spare automatically took over, ...
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Are there any tricks for installing a hot swap drive in a Poweredge 2900

I just bought a bought a couple of new drives from Dell for a Poweredge 2900 server. I installed them in the hot swap caddy and am attempting to install. My understanding is I can just remove the ...
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Can I just remove a disk from a live RAID 1 array?

I've read the story about the manager taking out a disk from a RAID 5 array, and then a second one, but I’d just like to try out for myself what happens when I simply disconnect a disk from a live ...