2016-12-13 12:18 PM
Hi everyone, i am fairly new to NetApp. A hard drive failed and we replaced it. after that we have a error message: There are not enough spare disks. /aggr0/plex0/rg0: Please add spare disks supporting block checksums
how i can make 1d.02.17 (new hard drive just replaced) to be a spare please?
2016-12-13 12:45 PM
It looks like the partner node claimed the disk. You'll need to remove the disk from the partner and change ownership to the node which needs it. I would recommend contacting support to have them walk you through the process.
2016-12-13 12:52 PM
thanks for your suggestion. do you know is it only way i can do it in command line? seem it doesnt support GUI.
if so, could you provide some direction or any command i have to use please?
2016-12-13 12:52 PM - edited 2016-12-13 01:05 PM
It's not a full list of all of your drives.
You'd have to look at the partner view to see whether that drive is a spare for the partner.
You could unassign a spare drive(s) from the partner, then assign to this controller.
See the 'disk unassign' and 'disk assign' commands.
I hope this response has been helpful to you.
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2016-12-13 01:08 PM
As @ekashpureff mentioned, there's some gotchas that can happen (e.g. making sure that the disk really is a spare on the partner...), I really can't recommend strongly enough that you contact support and ask them to walk through it.
That being said, at a highlevel, the process is to remove ownership of the disk on the current node then take ownership from the other node. The commands are going to be different if you're using 7-mode vs clustered. For cDOT, it would be something along the lines of "storage disk removeowner" followed by "storage disk assign".