Hot-Swapping hard drives on Dell PowerEdge 2850 running FBSD 5.5-PRE

Joao Barros joao.barros at
Fri Jun 23 19:40:35 UTC 2006

On 6/23/06, Alex Franks <arfranks at> wrote:
> The controller is a Perc 4e/Di as assumed, and I'm still a little
> unsure as to whether the 2 drives that shipped with the machine are
> currently set up in a RAID array. The current filesystem is mounted on
> /dev/amrd0s1[a-f] and I would expect to find the new drives named
> similarly after using some useful utility that I'm unaware of. Any
> thoughts?
> Thanks again.
> Alex

Try amrstat from ports which will show you something like this:

Logical volume 0        optimal (101.60 GB, RAID5)
Physical drive 0:0      online
Physical drive 0:1      online
Physical drive 1:0      online
Physical drive 1:2      online
Physical drive 1:4      hotspare

Joao Barros

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