The joys of RAID.



  • Had the RAID 10 in my main workstation go batshit today. I replaced the faulty drive and got it back on the road within 5 minutes. This is all thanks to running raid cards and hotswap bays which can trigger led's and physically locate drives in a bay. Also, having a spare drive or two around for the array is paramount to data integrity. It sucks, as having hundreds of dollars in SSD's sitting around that you're not using is kind of gay... but not nearly as gay as having a degraded array.

    This screenshot of the event log is literally the very best outcome anyone can have in this situation.

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  • Even with backup hard drives for my servers, whenever I see a hard drive out, my heart sinks until I know the raid has finished rebuilding with the new drive. It's a great feeling when all is back up and we'll again!



  • Yeah, I too have complete backup images at minimum ever 24hrs... it is just nice when things behave themselves. ;)


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    @curt1521 said:

    whenever I see a hard drive out, my heart sinks until I know the raid has finished rebuilding with the new drive

    If you ever want to prank one of your co-workers in IT just play raid card alarm noise. Yes, everyone make sure your stuff is backed up. It is never fun having to tell someone they lost all of their data.