A little story of failed raid5 (3ware 8000 series)

Feargal Reilly feargal at fbi.ie
Fri Aug 24 01:57:09 PDT 2007

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:57:22 +0400
"Artem Kuchin" <matrix at itlegion.ru> wrote:

> Um.. it is because i did not have a map of hot swap baskets to
> conroller ports and i needed to check every driver basket to
> understand which port it sits on. I have no choise, i think.

I'm just going to highlight the importance of knowing which
physical disk is which on your system.

About a year ago I had to replace a hot-swappable disk from an
array, but then realised I had no idea which physical disk it
was as the map of the disks was rather helpfully *inside* the
case. Due to the physical setup, I had no way or removing the
cover without first powering down the server - which defeated
the whole point of paying extra for hot-swap disks.  

So yeah, be sure to label your disk bays, but be sure to put
those labels somewhere *useful*.


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