fix remote degraded gmirror

Robin Becker robin at
Wed Sep 30 14:07:01 UTC 2009

Adam Vande More wrote:
 > This has been answered already but you should be aware that when using
 > gmirror, your back disk should either be the same model or bigger as hard
 > drive capacities differ between manufacturers.  As in Seagate 250GB ~= WD
 > 250GB.  So this is not an uncommon problem.
yes this is a fairly old WD

original was

Device Model: WDC WD1600JS-22MHB0
Firmware Version: 02.01C03
User Capacity: 160,041,885,696 bytes

they replaced with

Device Model: WDC WD1600JS-75NCB2
Firmware Version: 10.02E03
User Capacity: 160,000,000,000 bytes

which looks quite strange as it looks like something got lopped off somehow. I 
didn't think bad blocking/sectoring was done any more. Anyhow they've removed 
this disk and are considering options (at least I hope they are).
Robin Becker

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