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comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
(Oh, and a quick update: My RAID is now rebuilt and the vast majority of data restored. I guess you'll have to look for another source of joy there, Joel. Maybe some ISIS videos?)
Mar
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comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
Great group of people. Very helpful and cheery. Makes my heart warm, as it should yours as well. Keep doing what you're doing!
Mar
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comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
@ewwhite I suppose because I'm impatient and thought the risk to be low enough (not the first time I've been burned messing with array configurations). Wasn't expecting the HDD to show up as less capacity afterwards. Odder still, two drives are exactly the same model/firmware and only one changed size (according the controller) after the firmware update. The offline array utility CD claims that the data on this drive is lost, so even if I rollback the firmware I'm probably screwed. Contacted Seagate anyway. And yes I do have a (partial) backup thanks to CrashPlan, but OS reinstallation is PIA.
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Mar
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comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
Yes, the sequence of events boil down to: 1) failed drive that was replaced, 2) RAID in process of rebuilding, 3) server powered down and drives removed, 4) drive firmware upgraded using a different computer, 5) drives re-installed in server, 6) server (RAID controller) now doesn't like one of the drives that was working fine previously because it now shows as having slightly less capacity. I realize it's a snowball's chance in hell but if I can possibly revert to the older firmware again it just might work.
Mar
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comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
Is this really leading to a solution? Three drives, the RAID is in failed state (hence the not able to boot statement), the error is only with one disk. And before you say to just replace it, the RAID was in the processes of rebuilding itself due to another drive having been replaced, so the data on this particular drive is critical to restoration.
Mar
13
comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
"The disk drive is insufficient size and should be replaced." Pretty much what I said in my OP.
Mar
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comment Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
I didn't provide all that info because I don't see it as being relevant. The question is whether or not I can rollback the firmware version. It doesn't matter what OS I'm running, why I did the update, or what server the controller is installed in. I have no diagnostic utilities available other than the controller's GUI which is very limited. I can no longer boot the server and even if I could, it's openSUSE not SUSE Enterprise so tools like hpssa and hpssacli don't work because HP doesn't support openSUSE.
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asked Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware
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comment Where does e-mail header “Received: from…” come from?
See RFC 2821.
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comment An equivalent of IceCast but for Live Video Streaming?
Also check out Unreal Media Server.
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