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Need som help here...

It started with an error regarding DIMM, so I replaced the DIMM module.

Then I tried to reboot the system and get the following message:

"Foreign configuration found on adapter. Press any key to continue or "c" load the configuration utility, or "F" to import foreign configuration and continue."

Then after a few seconds this message pops up:

"All of the disks from your previous configuration are gone. If this is an unexpected message, then please power off your system and check your cables to ensure all disks are present. Press any key to continue, or "C" to load the configuration utility.

Alle the cables are connected, only thing that I have done is to replace the defected DIMM.

So what do I have to do to get my raid 5 up and running again?

All help will be highly appreciated, I realy am desperate here.

I am using the LSI MegaRAID SAS 8480E Firmware.
post #6442 of 7194
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Originally Posted by tomclancey View Post

So weird thing just happened. The failed drive is now being shown as Unconfigured & Good. You were correct in your assumption, the array did look like that.

Now, according to the Dell software (SAS RAID Storage Manager 1.18) I have this:

Physical Drive 0 - Online
Physical Drive 1 - Unconfigured & Good (Was Failed)
Physical Drive 2 - Unconfigured & Good (Was Foreign, though I'm assuming Unconfigured & Good means Foreign).

In the software I have an operation that sounds like it might work: "Replace Missing Physical Drive", then I have an option to select with Array (Array 0) and Row Index 1 or Row Index 2. How should I proceed? Or is this not the next course of action.

Thanks for the help so far!

And no, I cannot access the data on my array.

e:
I booted into the Perc BIOS and sure enough, the two lower drives were "foreign". I did an import of the foreign configuration and now the array is degraded. I booted into windows and it's all there! To get the array un-degraded, do I reinitialize it?

DO NOT INITIALIZE THE HDDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check which HDD is failed now. That is the one you most likely need to replace. After replacing it, it should automatically begin a rebuild. If it doesnt, select vd tasks and then rebuild. Otherwise if you want to try your luck with the same HDD, what state is it in now?
Edited by kyle5281 - 3/22/13 at 7:16pm
post #6443 of 7194
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Originally Posted by svortevik View Post

Need som help here...

It started with an error regarding DIMM, so I replaced the DIMM module.

Then I tried to reboot the system and get the following message:

"Foreign configuration found on adapter. Press any key to continue or "c" load the configuration utility, or "F" to import foreign configuration and continue."

Then after a few seconds this message pops up:

"All of the disks from your previous configuration are gone. If this is an unexpected message, then please power off your system and check your cables to ensure all disks are present. Press any key to continue, or "C" to load the configuration utility.

Alle the cables are connected, only thing that I have done is to replace the defected DIMM.

So what do I have to do to get my raid 5 up and running again?

All help will be highly appreciated, I realy am desperate here.

I am using the LSI MegaRAID SAS 8480E Firmware.

Press C. There should be 4 tabs at the top. VD MGMT / PD MGMT / CNTL MGMT / FOREIGN

Go to Foreign, highlight the controller, press f2 -> foreign configuration -> import.
post #6444 of 7194
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Originally Posted by kyle5281 View Post

DO NOT INITIALIZE THE HDDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check which HDD is failed now. That is the one you most likely need to replace. After replacing it, it should automatically begin a rebuild. If it doesnt, select vd tasks and then rebuild. Otherwise if you want to try your luck with the same HDD, what state is it in now?

None of the HDD has any error. I also have a hotswap disk installed in my raid-5 system, so that`s not the problem.
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Originally Posted by kyle5281 View Post

Press C. There should be 4 tabs at the top. VD MGMT / PD MGMT / CNTL MGMT / FOREIGN

Go to Foreign, highlight the controller, press f2 -> foreign configuration -> import.

You are my hero:-) Thank you so much...
post #6445 of 7194
Will updating the firmware affect the array?
post #6446 of 7194
Quote:
Originally Posted by svortevik View Post

None of the HDD has any error. I also have a hotswap disk installed in my raid-5 system, so that`s not the problem.
You are my hero:-) Thank you so much...

Sorry about the confusion. I double quoted you by accident. The failed HDD directions were for tom clancy. I have since corrected my posts.
post #6447 of 7194
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Originally Posted by svortevik View Post

Will updating the firmware affect the array?

Depends:

DELL F/W -> DELL F/W shouldnt unless something screws up.

DELL F/W -> LSI F/W can possibly screw up, depends on version / your luck.

LSI F/W -> Dell F/W will most defintely screw up if you are using LSI Only options for your array (e.g. bigger stripe than 512).
post #6448 of 7194
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle5281 View Post

DO NOT INITIALIZE THE HDDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check which HDD is failed now. That is the one you most likely need to replace. After replacing it, it should automatically begin a rebuild. If it doesnt, select vd tasks and then rebuild. Otherwise if you want to try your luck with the same HDD, what state is it in now?

The foreign drive rebuilt itself and the array is online and working now. It was really weird. I have 4 new drives that I'll be making a new array of and transferring the data to it.
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Hi guys.
I've noticed quite often my Perc 5/i is doing 'patrol reads, is there anyway to stop this?
I have attached screenshots of the firmware, and process window.


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post #6450 of 7194
Yes, but DO NOT STOP PATROL READ. It proactively checks for bad lbas and reassigns them before they become a problem. Patrol read is a good thing and is a MUST for a healthy array.
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