kern/157293: [mfi] mfiutil/mfi does not allow adding a
previously configured drive to be added to a new array
yanegomi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 08:20:17 UTC 2011
The following reply was made to PR kern/157293; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Garrett Cooper <yanegomi at gmail.com>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, jonathan at kc8onw.net
Subject: Re: kern/157293: [mfi] mfiutil/mfi does not allow adding a previously
configured drive to be added to a new array
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 01:18:05 -0700 (PDT)
I wish I had seen this issue earlier so I could have sent a suggestion
(in all fairness this should have been a post to an email list, like
freebsd-scsi, freebsd-stable, or even freebsd-questions.
If you have a degraded stripe-only RAID, then you're basically SOL. That
aside.. if you didn't use a straight RAID-0, you could have readded the
new drive as a hot spare like so:
mfiutil add <drive-number> <volume>
and the controller would have added the drive to your RAID.
That's all you need to do when rebuilding a degraded, recoverable RAID via
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