Bay 0 was remove by hand due to the system will halted if Bay 0 disk is remained on slot. We have a used 300GB FC-DISK, it was take out from previous older Netapp filer. Now, can someone help us how to replace failed disk drive(Bay0) from a used disk drive? We have tried to inserted this used disk driver to Bay0, But nothing happen? "aggr status" display:
We have a broken Netapp filer and no plan to fix it. So we keep broken filer disk drver as spare for FAS250 filer. Due to the broken Netapp filer was long time can not power on. We don't know what exactly version of DataONTAP. Does it matter for FAS250 filer? Do we need to wipe the disk driver before we add to FAS250 filer?
We have try to add back to FAS250 filer, Using "storage show disk -x". it show:
Your replacement disk was part of aggregate aggr0. Now filer imported this aggregate, renamed it to avoid confusion. It is failed because other disks from this aggregate are obviously missing. You need to destroy this foreign aggregate to make new disk spare.
Yeap - as i thought. The disk inserted has old metadata, regarding the old Filer. When you inserted the disk, ONTAP has detected this, shown by aggr status, as aborzenkov stated. the foreign aggr needs destroying and the disk inserted in bay0 as a spare disk, zero'ing.
once this is completed your correct aggr 1 should rebuild.
We will try to destorying the foreign aggr and zeroing the disk driver ASAP.
Once more thing, We noticed the Bay0 disk driver firmware version is NA04. It looks like older than other disk drives. Does it matter? We have access "/etc/disk_fw" directory and can not found NA05 firmware. Do we need to upgrade the replacement disk to NA05 version for compatible reason? If so, where can i download disk driver firmware? I have searched Netapp web site, but can not found it. Maybe we do have rights to download it?
We have followed your suggestions and the filer starting to rebuild the replaced disk. It fininsed with successed. Now everything looks fine, except the replacement disk dirver firmware is older than others. We will keep looking for disk firmware for further update. Thanks all. It's very appreciated for your help!