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How to replace a failed raid 1 hard drive in Dell poweredge 1800

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SOURCE: Dell poweredge 1800 scsi drive not found

Hi,
check if the drive is showing in the bios of the server,
shut down the server, take out the power cable, press and hold the power button so as to realease flea power, open the server, and reseat the data cable at both ends and if there is another power cable available in the server swap it with the existing cable plugged into the scsi drive.

and now try to start your server.
Further Queries are welcome

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: No power on my PowerEdge 1800 Server

dells power supplies must come from dell. I would call dell and give then the service tag number of your server and they will be able to tell you about how much a power supply is.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Dell poweredge t110 Raid 5

In a RAID 5 config, you need at least 3 drives (you can have more however). A small part of every drive is then reserved for recovery data for the other drives. So two drives together hold all the data needed to restore a 3rd drive.

The Raid Controllers in the Dell Poweredge Servers are hot swappable. So you can just pull the faulty disk and then insert a new replacement drive in the same slot (Needs to be the same type and size or bigger. However, if the disk is bigger than the other 2, then only the size of the two other disks will be used on the new drive). The Raid controller will then see that there is a new disk and automatically start the recovery process. You will be able to see this when you open the Controller software. Once the recovery is done, the RAID 5 will be fully functional again.

While one of the disks is faulty or missing the two remaining disks will continue to work, but at the severely degraded performance. After the rebuild the performance will be back to the way it was before.

The rebuild can take more than an hour, depending on the disk sizes used.

There is also an option on some Controllers to select one drive as a "spare". Then you insert one more disk and set it as spare. It will not start working unless one of the other disks in the Raid fails. That's when it is used automatically as a replacement.

Posted on May 02, 2011

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I am having a problem with my dell poweredge 1800, it beeping continuous


Assuming this is still an issue...old as it is...

You need to boot the server and press the correct prompt to enter the BIOS of your PERC RAID controller. There you need to manage your physical/logical volumes.

Chances are that either you had a drive failure or the metadata on your RAID volume (JBOD?) was corrupted. This is a common issue with these LSI-based PERC[5-6]i RAID controllers that Dell utilized.

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My server poweredge 1800 failed how can i remove data? and the server was configured raid 5


The obvious is to repair it, but if you have another identical server you can place drives and access data. The replacement should boot as failed server. Make sure to track drives and slot location. Shuffling may cause major failure. It may want to stripe itself again and cause data loss and defeating the purpose.

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PowerEdge 4200 RAID 5 - 2 out of 4 failed. Getting "Operating System Not found". Option replace 1 drive of the two that failed. Option 2 replace both drives. Option 3 send all 4 drives for...


Hi,
If two drives have failed out of a RAID 5 array, unfortunately i'm pretty sure that means that the array has degraded beyond its redundancy level.
Advanced data recovery may be able to help with getting your data back, but I wouldn't pin your hopes on it. Once two discs fail, the array becomes degraded, and the data is irrecoverable.
Did you manage to make a backup before the drive(s) died?

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I have a Dell Poweredge 1800 with 4 Cheetah 10K.7 Ultra U320 SCSI Drives which are supposed to be mirroring each other in case of failure of one hard drive the exact same thing is on the others. Drives 1...


hi!
This is a quite serious matter to be solved. The information you have provided is not enough at all.
What you have to include in here:
  1. First, Be precise. Don't assume.
  2. How did you recognized the failure. Which indicators or POST/BIOS/RAID BIOS reported you the errors? Was it from the OpenManageSA?
  3. Please specify the Hardware Controller model and manufacturer with the version (RAID controller).
  4. Which Operating System do you run (or ran)?
  5. Are these disks Hot Swappable?
  6. Have you used hardware RAID controller or software RAID? Provided by OS.
  7. Do you have Dell OpenManage Server Administrator?
  8. How do you describe the RAID configuration? Are you sure that Disk 1 and 4 are mirrored to 2 and 3? You must be precise. Because raids can be used in many ways. You can combine any two disks and mirror them to any two disks. Even though it prevents hard drive failures, if your OS had an issue Mirrors may not be an option to recover it.
  9. That message is a Warning Message. However Drive Roaming has completed. You don't need to worry about that.
  10. If your BIOS has associated firmware controllers you could rebuild the array. But you may have to add new disks to replace others. You may need to update the firmware if necessary.
  11. Then if you plan to use disk 2 and 3, you have to position them to 1 and 4. Then try to rebuild the array. But you may have to have Controller Drive installed on the disk. That varies from type to type. So I cannot say exactly. However if the mirroring of the OS is done to one disk, that disk would be enough. But you have to be certain. Reconfiguring should be done using both the disks replaced if you do not know anything about the configuration.
  12. Check BOOT ORDER. Change it if necessary. If disks fail again check one by one and repair them using a separate machine.
  13. Use Dell Software (OpenManage Server Administrator, if its the one available). Rebuild and or Resync the array.
  14. If boot record errors occur, you have to boot from CD/DVD and repair the Boot Record and/or MBR.
  15. If you need any other issue like BSOD, please write them down. Make sure the OS is not corrupted. If you backed up the System Status, restore it in such a case. Do an In-place Upgrade otherwise (will replace the OS files only, not data).
  16. Use the manuals for Dell Server and RAID Controller if you do not know how to use properly.
  17. If all the options are not working, you have to contact an engineer at Dell.
Feel free to contact again.
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Aug 27, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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I am running a Dell PowerEdge 1800 and have been for a few years. All of a sudden, the server is now making a high-pitched buzz and doesn't go away. I have restarted the server, but it eventually comes...


It is the alarm for your CERC SATA 1.5/6 RAID controller. Install OpenManage Server Administrator (Managed Node, from Dell's Support Site) to see which drive has failed. Test the drive using Online Diagnostics. If you cannot test the drive or if the drive fails, then replace it with a drive at least as large (can be larger) as the failed one. If it passes diagnostics, then simply rebuild the drive or assign the drive as a hot spare to start the rebuild.

Jul 20, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Server making continual beeping noise......


Sounds like one of two errors - either one of the power supplies has died (not sure if the 1800 has redundant power supplies or not) or a drive in the RAID array has failed. Most likely it's the drive. Run the Dell Server Administrator tool to check the health status of the array, sounds like you need to replace a drive. Most RAID systems fail if you lose more than one drive, so I'd replace that drive ASAP.

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New hard drive won't go online on our Dell RAID server.


This needs to be reconfigured again. My suggestion is to call DELL again so that things happen they can still able to do the replacement of the hard drive.

Oct 06, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server

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1 logical harddisk degraded, RAID Poweredge


Revert back to original configuration of hdd in your RAID setup. Boot to SCIS BIOS and double check functionality of hard drives. The error is probably telling you that Disk1 is degraded because disk 0 is failing and you removed the wrong hard drive.

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Raid problem


You can retrive the data but it will not be stable.You should buy 10k drive

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Valid operating systems fro Power Edge 1800


During the Windows XP setup you will need to provide the RAID driver using a pre-formated floppy disk.
Windows will ask you if you want to provide additional drivers and give you the key combination to use to do that.

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