[SOLVED] What is the right way to swap failed drive on Server Computer

hakim.homecentra

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hello there, I have a RAID 1 System implement in my server, just a simple RAID with two 300 GB Hard Drive.
recently one of the drives has gone bad and I want to change it with a new one, I have to take a look at many tutorial and website and get confused because some of them said i need to shut down the PC first, and some of said I can swap it immediately while the server still running.

so which is safer and reliable to handle this? I never swap the failed drive because its been 6 years long and just failed the other day
  • do I need to turn it off first or not?
  • if I do finish swap it, do I need to copy the data manually or will the system do it automatically?
  • do I need to reconfigure the array of drives from the web service?
  • how long will it takes for the drive to be online again so it can be used in case the other one failed again? I hear some can takes days to months. if I have 300 GB will it take longer than a day?
for the Server, I use System x3650 M4, and the hard drive I use is IBM SAS FRU 90Y8878 300 GB.

I hope you can help me clarify things here, Thanks in advanced
 

USAFRet

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Server ON or OFF depends on the RAID controller.
Err on the side of caution, and schedule some downtime to replace this drive.

Rebuilding a 300GB RAID 1 should take more than a couple of hours.
It should rebuild automatically.

But you really really need to study the documentation on this.
 

USAFRet

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Server ON or OFF depends on the RAID controller.
Err on the side of caution, and schedule some downtime to replace this drive.

Rebuilding a 300GB RAID 1 should take more than a couple of hours.
It should rebuild automatically.

But you really really need to study the documentation on this.
 

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