Coming into work this morning I got this message:
WARNING: Some disks in your RAID arrays seem to have failed!
Below is the content of /proc/mdstat:
Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid5]
read_ahead 1024 sectors
md0 : active raid1 sdc1 sdb1(F)
35559744 blocks [2/1] [_U]
unused devices: <none>
Hardware: Dell PowerEdge 2400, Maxtor 36Gb H/D's
I have two brand new Maxtor Atlas 73Gb 10k IV ultra 320 Scsi drives which I was going to add to the system but now I'm going to have to replace my existing Raid 1 setup.
There are backups of most of the data.
I have thought about shutting down, (the machine boots from a non raid drive) removing the drives, inserting the new ones, restarting, configuring partitions and raid then copying over the data by shutting down, inserting the remaining good drive restarting and copying over. This seems rather long winded in view of the time.
Suggestions on the best next move would be appreciated as the server can only be down a few hours
at night or over the weekend.