On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Robin Becker <ro...@reportlab.com> wrote:
> krad wrote: > ........... > >> >>> >> probably not but possibly. What is the server you have is it a custom >> build >> one? Does it have a drive cage? Can you make the hd light blink? >> > > I've never seen the machinery. > > >> Is the remote hands going to go inside the case for you, as I think he >> might >> to have to trace the cables to work out what drive is the correct one? >> >> > I thought the serial number would help with that, > > >> Personally I would recommend that you or one of your trusted engineers >> goes >> down an replaces the drive yourself. Remote hands engineers in my >> experiance >> are a bit crude, and at the end of the day dont care about your box as >> much >> as you would. >> > > but you're probably right about the remote hands being uncaring :( > > >> While you or your guy is down there he could do a proper job and label up >> all the drives so in future you can get remote hands to do it all for you. >> >> it's still under discussion anyway whether we just abandon the machine; > the current colo company took over our freebsd machines from another and > they don't provide freebsd support anyway. The alternative ugh is to switch > to ubuntu. > > I suspect if we do go ahead it will come down to one of our guys going down > there to do the hands on. > > I'm still looking for good examples of exactly how to do the actual > recovery. I assume I can just do > > gmirror remove gm0 /dev/ad4 > > to eliminate the bad disk. > > However, will the system still reboot from the disk on /dev/ad6 or should > the good disk be swapped into the /dev/ad4 position. I don't know enough > about sata booting, but I suppose it can be configured through our serial > console. > It would boot fine from either assuming drive is good and mirror was consisent. > If the system does boot then the other disk can be inserted with gmirror > insert gm0 /dev/ad6, but I am not sure whether any partitioning/formatting > etc etc is required, Dru Lavigne was my guide when we installed this stuff, > but this is the first time it's failed and she doesn't mention the repair > process. > -- > Robin Becker > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > -- Adam Vande More _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"