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

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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 ...
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Can any hard drive of the same format be put into a hot-swap tray?

I'm looking at buying a hot-swap NAS that supports SATA/SATA II hard drives. Can I get any SATA drive and put it into the hot-swap trays it comes with, or will I need to find a certain kind of drive? ...
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How do I make Linux recognize a new SATA /dev/sda drive I hot swapped in without rebooting?

Hot swapping out a failed SATA /dev/sda drive worked fine, but when I went to swap in a new drive, it wasn't recognized: [root@fs-2 ~]# tail -18 /var/log/messages May 5 16:54:35 fs-2 kernel: ata1: ...