Even though this is a software RAID question I thought I'd post it in hardware as it sort of leans more that way IMO.
I've got 4x 500GB drives in software RAID.
/dev/md0 is RAID 1 and mounted to /boot
/dev/md1 is RAID 10 and is swap
/dev/md2 is RAID 10 and is the main system and data device
I looked at mdadm this evening and noticed on md2
State : clean, degraded
Number Major Minor RaidDevice State
0 8 3 0 active sync /dev/sda3
1 0 0 1 removed
2 8 35 2 active sync /dev/sdc3
3 8 51 3 active sync /dev/sdd3
But checking md0 and md1 all drives were active sync and the device state was clean.
Here's the full outputs from mdadm for each device and also the output from /proc/mdstat
So it looks like /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 are functioning in /dev/md0 and /dev/md1 respectively.
But /dev/sdb3 has dropped out (or removed, apparently) from /dev/md2
Is this a major problem? i.e. a data loss problem?
With RAID 10 my data is ok unless I lose the same drive on the opposite stripe, or so I believe.
Or is it something weird with just one device that can be re-added?
Anyone seen anything like this before?
I'm going to grep logs and check when this might have happened but unfortunately I've not been able to check this machine for a while so it might have been like this for a long time.