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rebuilding RAID 5 array

By burnsc ·
I have a Compaq Proliant server running Windows 2000 Server in which the slot 3, port 1, bay 0 drive failed. When the new drive arrived I inserted it into bay 0 and wasn't quite sure what procedure I must follow. So I did nothing. Today, the event log shows at the time I put in the new drive the status changed to rebuilding and then 2 hours later, the status changed to recovered and then a few minutes after that, the status changed to OK. My question is: How can I check to see that the drive is REALLY working? I thought I would have to format it and name it etc.....I'm not sure how to see it in Disk Management.....I'm not completely comfortable with reading just the event log....can you help?

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by haileyan In reply to rebuilding RAID 5 array

Nope. You dont have to do anything. When it says recovered it is done. Nice huh?

The raid controller does all of this work for you. No need to format partition or anything. Windows does not even know the rebuild process is happening. If all your lights on the drives are yellow/green you are good to go. If any of them are amber then you have a problem.

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P.S. You need to use the Compaq Array Configuration Utility to see what is going on with the drive array and controller. Should be in your Programs menu.

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You can check through HP Array Utility or...

by bodhik In reply to rebuilding RAID 5 array

You can check Compaq or HP Array diagnostic utitlity or HP System Management if you have installed one of these free software...

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