Drive failed in RAID 5. Hotspare did not kick in.

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RAID 5
RAID failure
Windows
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
One drive failed in a 6 drive raid 5 array. There was a hot spare but it did not kick in. It says offline. What needs to be done to return the array to full working condition? I would like a hot spare as well.

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Windows server 2008 r2
ASKED: September 21, 2010  4:09 PM
UPDATED: September 21, 2010  6:03 PM

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You need to verify the configuration in the array configuration software from the hardware vendor. Most providers supply a utiilty that can be used to revierw and configure the config, including hot spares.

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  • Denny Cherry
    Did you configure the extra disk as a hot spare or did you assume that if it wasn't in the array it would be a hot spare? You have to specifically configure the disk to be a hot spare or nothing will happen with it.
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