replacing faulty disk in a gmirror

stan stanb at
Fri Nov 27 19:30:18 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 05:37:02PM +0100, Vincent Zee wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to replace a faulty disk in a gmirror mirror but
> it fails.
> This machine contains two mirrors: mirror0 and mirror1 each
> containing two disks of 500 GB. mirror1 is giving me trouble.
> The disk on channel 3 (ad6), which was identical to the disk on 
> channel 2 (ad4), was faulty and I replaced it with a larger disk
> this morning. The new disk is a Western Digital 640 GB.
> The steps I took sofar:
> #gmirror forget mirror1
> #gmirror insert mirror1 ad6
> A "gmirror status" shows the new disk being added to mirror1.
> It then starts to write to the new disk but stops after a few
> seconds and when I do "gmirror status" again the new disk is
> gone again.
> Any ideas?
I have several Sun X2100's, and the have a problem with the riser
connector for the drives. I have seen behaviios like this, when I had a
hardware problem. Might that be your issue?

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