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Questions tagged [hotswap]

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

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Change disk in Predictive failure on Proliant 360G7

sorry for my bad english. a physical disk of my Proliant 360G7 is in the state of "predictive failure" (honestly I do not know how long it is in this state). The logical drive has two disks ...
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My own NAS with a SR20969-06A hot-swap Bay. How to turn off the alarm [closed]

So I wanted to build my own NAS with a ATI3IONT-I-Deluxe Mobo I have still lying around. I bought this 4-bay hotswap unit, that's meant to go in a server casing (iex the SR209) which has two power ...
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2.5'' hot-swap drive bay on Lenovo System X

I recently bought a Lenovo server, which does not have a hard drive installed, but supports the hot-swap drives through its drive bays: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16859109503 ...
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MegaCli won't rebuild when set to hotspare

I recently inserted a new drive and marked it as Good. When I then set it to be a Hot Spare, it refuses to rebuild. [root]# MegaCli -PDList -aALL| grep Firm Firmware state: Online, Spun Up Firmware ...
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Rubber rectangle with one adhesive side + server mount

I bought a new 2.5" hard drive that i put into a 1u server. I first screwed it into the hot swappable mount with screws then plugged it in. The hot swappable mount (image attached) came with a little ...
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Scriptless automount for systemd Linux systems

What is the proper way to do a boot/hot-plug automount for ATA and USB storage devices on Linux systems using systemd without requiring a GUI or a user having to be logged in? It seems that calling ...
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JBoss - Hot Deploy EJB with several dependents

We want to deploy a new version of an EJB, the thing is that several EJB's and WAR's depend on that EJB. So we have to restart the server everytime to ensure every EJB/WAR is up and working properly. ...
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Western Digital Re | Hot-Swap?

As the title suggests; my question is: Are the Western Digital Re Gold SATA drives for the RAID-systems hot-swap-able? I cannot find this answer anywhere, sorry if it is a stupid question; but ...
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RAID 6 array rebuild with hotspare

I have an 11-disk (D0 - D10) RAID6 array with a hotspare (D11) - a 12 disk array total. Disk D3 failed earlier today and the hotspare is now being rebuilt (presumably, turning itself into a datacopy ...
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Inserting new disks into an HP Proliant DL360 G7 while running

The documentation for my HP Proliant DL360 G7 says I can hot-swap phsyical disks in existing RAID sets. It doesn't say anything about inserting new physical disks and creating new logical disks while ...
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Configure RAID 1 on ThinkServer TS140

I am setting up a server for a business, and one of the specifications that they have set is a RAID 1 configuration for the two drives in the machine (the OS will be installed on this mirror). One of ...
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HP PL580 gen7 - HP SAS 1,2TB 10K SAS 6G SFF DP is stuck in case

that's maybe quite a stupid question, but without finding any solution, I have to ask it. I got an old HP PL580 gen7 together with the 2 HP SAS 1.2TB 10K SAS 6G Harddisks(allready mounted in a cage) ...
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How to eject sas hdd win server 2012 proliant dl380 g9

We got Proliant DL380 G9, when I try to eject or remove SAS HDD by taking it offline, the Red LED (Do not remove) is still on. I'm not really familiar with Proliant, on other servers I just take the ...
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Dell PowerEdge T520, PERC H310 RAID 1, can I hot swap a HDD without shutting down the server?

I have a Dell Poweredge T520 running Win Server 2008 Rc2 with a PERC H310 RAID Controller. Two 15000 rpm 600GB hard drives setup in RAID 1. One drive is rapid flashing orange indicating failure. Can I ...
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Can I hot-swap a 2-PSU server from 120 to 240 volts?

I'm migrating a server with 2 PSUs from 120 volts to 240 volts, and I'd rather not take it offline. It seems like I should be able to just move the PSUs to the new voltage one at a time, since they ...
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Azure - VIP swap breaks outgoing connections?

I have a cloud service, and I see that during VIP swap - outgoing connections from the service outside are closed, while incoming connections are not impacted. I did this experiment to test it: ...
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Re-establishing the Trust Relationship [closed]

I am on a network where communication is done through static IPs. On a fairly regular basis I need to swap machines, that is to say unplug a machine, lets say: 10.50.5.1 and plug in a new machine in ...
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nexenta and hotswap sas disks. cfgadm not working properly

There is a problem with the hot-swap SAS drives. Initial data: Nexenta 4.0.2 Server-based Supermicro (MB S5520HC, internal RAID controller RMS2LL080/LSI 2008), 12 HDD SAS 300G 10 HDD SATA 1T, 2 SSD ...
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How can I tell if the server supports hot-swapping drives?

I recently purchased a used server (the type that fits into a rack, rather than a free-standing machine). One nice feature, is rather than having to open up the cover and unscrew the harddrives, this ...
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Server disk failure predicted in raid1 array

I have a IBM 3650X M3 with 2 disks in a raid1 array. One of them is in "failure predicted" state. I have two question about this case: Should I trust it and change a working disk? How the system can ...
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Adding additional hot swap drive to HP ProLiant DL360 in RAID1 config

I have a HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 server. It has 8 drive bays with only 6 being used in a RAID1 config. Can I add an additional 2 drives to the empty bays hot and the HP Smart Array Controller will ...
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Hot-remove memory in a Linux virtual machine

Linux supports hot-adding memory when running as a VM guest, in VMware for example. (Sometimes you need to manually inform the guest OS.) Is there a safe way to do the inverse operation — reducing ...
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In which order do I plug the SATA power and data cables for hotplug?

I’ve found diverging instructions on the ’net about this. To recap: SATA with the 4-pin Molex (white) power plug is not hot-pluggable, but either the wide connector or the separate (15-pin power and ...
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connecting HP gen 5 SAS raid cage to a third party (3ware, LSI) controller?

I have a ML350 G5 that I'm thinking of repurposing to save money. I'm looking to install FreeNAS but it (ZFS) doesn't play nice with the HP e200i card that's part of the motherboard from what I've ...
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How can I have Linux execute a bash script when a specific disk is hotswapped in?

I have a set of hard drives which are rotated for offsite backup. There are several steps that need to be performed when one of the disks is reinserted which I've rolled into a simple bash script. I'...
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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 hot-plug/hot-...
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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 want ...
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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. If I add it back to the `md` array and it gets renamed on reboot, will the array still work?

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 ...