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You should probably have a look at the SBSbackup HCL (apparently compiled by some forum enthusiasts, not MSFT) if you're going to depend on something like this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1780.windows-small-business-server-external-backup-drives-compatibility-list.aspx WRT to the "x-dock" in your coolermaster, it's easy to ...
As long as the drive isn't part of an active RAID array, not in RAID 0, and not being accessed at the time, you should be able to replace failed drives no problem. SATA is hot-pluggable and hot-swappable. Are you using a hardware RAID controller, or the fake RAID built-in to some motherboards?
Set autoreplace=on for your pool and use like or similar disks. Resilvering occurs automatically when that flag is set on the pool. If a hot-spare is defined in the pool, it will also rebuild automatically if autoreplace is on. There's nothing more to really consider.
The autoreplace ZFS pool property is exactly that. From the ZFS Administration Guide, about the : If set to on, any new device found in the same physical location as a device that previously belonged to the pool is automatically formatted and replaced. Also beware, if physically replacing the faulty disk with a new properly working one will trigger ...
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