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By margaritabuzz ·
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A raid 5 drive was showing drive 2 as bad, 5 had degraded and rebuilt.

Drive 2 was pulled out to verify the type of drive.

Drive 2 was put back in, and then drive 2 & 5 showed as "rebuilding from backplane"

Then drive 5 went to being listed as a hot spare.

Disk 2 has known problems.

1. Why did drive 5 go to being listed as a hot spare?
2. When was the effect of putting a bad drive back into the system.
3. When I go to put the new drives in, should I put in drive 2 or is 5 possibly bad too?

(I have an offsite backup, a local NAS server we built, that is updated daily, and another virtual server with current data. If the server goes down, I can switch the office to 1 of the other options with loss of only the current day. )

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