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Re: Now What do you do when you blow a Raid 1 disk?

Neal Rhodes wrote:
So, software Raid 1 in Fedora is just the bee's knees.   Until a drive
actually fails.    Then it's not so much.   How do you get out of this
What are the steps to take out a dead drive, stuff in a brand new
identical disk drive, and get the Raid back going again?   In my case,
the system still boots, and has /,  /boot, and /u as three Raid1
filesystems. Each filesystem is running degraded.

Use "cat /proc/mdstat" or "mdadm --detail /dev/mdN" to determine which drive failed, where mdN is the wonky array. Then run:

  mdadm /dev/mdN --remove /dev/that/has/failed

To remove the failed drive, then replace it with the same size or larger and run:

  mdadm /dev/mdN --add /dev/shiny/new/replacement/drive

Then check the resync has begun via mdstat/mdadm. You can also monitor its progress with something like:

  watch -n5 cat /proc/mdstat

Let's presume my 2nd drive is toast, and I've got a replacement.  What
are the steps?    Seems like I can't do anything with mdadm while it's
up, because the drives are busy.

Why not? The mdadm command is designed for use in this situation. You might want to take a look at the Software RAID how to, which provides a lot more detail on manipulating running MD RAID arrays:


Although it's not been updated in a while, the basic commands (create, assemble, add, remove etc.) really haven't changed in a long time.


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