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new disk shelf DS4243 to fas 6130

seffysefix
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Hello,

i have FAS 6130 with 1 shelf SAS connected. (1aggr)

i want to add 1 more shelf, but SATA disks (12 SATA disks)

the setps are:

1 - connect the new shelf to the controller with the SAA cable

2 - assign the new disks to the conroller, how? (with disk assign command, any aother way?)

3 -  add the new assigned disks to new aggr with oncommand system manager RAID type: RAID-DP, right?

       1 spare disk.

comment?

thx!

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scottgelb
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We prefer 2 spare disks for maintenance garage. That way disks rapid raid recover and failed drives can be tested to see if they can go back in the spare pool

seffysefix
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thx Scoot,

for only 12 disks, i think i would stay with 1 spare disk

scottgelb
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Agreed. With only 12 disks. I missed that in the original post reading on my phone.

radek_kubka
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It's horses for courses - one hot-spare means more capacity to use; two hot-spares enable drive maintenance, which can investigate a 'dodgy' disk in the background & copy data across before it fails, rather than do a fully-blown  RAID rebuild.

Regards,
Radek

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