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Thread: Add drives to Raid vs a complete tear down and rebuild???

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    Default Add drives to Raid vs a complete tear down and rebuild???

    The documentation is the absolute worst I have ever seen for a logical order. No one in support can answer my questions on just adding drives vs. a complete tear down and rebuild of the Raid 6 on a 3150. I had to clear the Raid config since it was the only method that commands actually worked without errors. After running now for a whole 20 hours, 2 out of the 7 virtual drives are still not complete in building. The commands I used are below and work.

    All I wanted to do was to add 2 drives to a system that had Raid 6 with 6 drives already built and running. This should not have been a big deal. Now I have another system 3150 that has 6 drives in Raid 6 also but we have an additional 6 drives installed and need the virtual drives built. I need this brought online as fast as possible and CP support has said they don't do this all the time. Anyone here have experience or a document they wrote for their own scenarios that I might adapt for us?

    http://dl3.checkpoint.com/paid/e0/e0...b742b&xtn=.pdf

    BTW, why isn't the "SK" number placed on the front of these documents so we can know what the hell we are looking at?

    Ran thru entire process (see commands that work below and their output) of recreation of Raid 6 with 8 drives from page 8 in the above doc and here is the output.

    # Wipe out the original config built on Raid controller 0
    Adapter 0: Configuration is Cleared.
    Exit Code = 0x0

    # Wipe out foreign config on controller 0????
    $ -CfgForeign -Clear -a0

    There is no foreign configuration on controller 0.
    Exit Code = 0x0

    # Build a Raid 6 with 8 physical drives (Notice 0 thru 7) and create 6 virtual drives each that are 1.8 tearbytes on controller 0
    $ -CfgLDAdd -R6[245:0,245:1,245:2,245:3,245:4,245:5,245:6,245:7] -sz1887436 -sz1887436 -sz1887436 -sz1887436 -sz1887436 -sz1887436 -a0


    Adapter 0: Created VD 0
    Adapter 0: Created VD 1
    Adapter 0: Created VD 2
    Adapter 0: Created VD 3
    Adapter 0: Created VD 4
    Adapter 0: Created VD 5

    Adapter 0: Configured the Adapter!!

    # Create a Raid 6 on 8 physical drives (0 thru 7) and use all remaining space to create 1 virtual drive
    $ -CfgLDAdd -R6[245:0,245:1,245:2,245:3,245:4,245:5,245:6,245:7] -a0

    Adapter 0: Created VD 6

    Adapter 0: Configured the Adapter!!
    Exit Code = 0x0

    # Start the Raid to build on controller 0
    $ -LDInit -Start -Lall -a0

    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 0 (target id: 0) Success.
    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 1 (target id: 1) Success.
    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 2 (target id: 2) Success.
    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 3 (target id: 3) Success.
    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 4 (target id: 4) Success.
    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 5 (target id: 5) Success.
    Start Initialization on Virtual Drive 6 (target id: 6) Success.
    Exit Code = 0x0

    # Disable interactive warnings during boot??? OK, If I could only get it to a point to reboot
    $ -AdpSetProp reconrate 0 -a0

    Adapter 0: Set Reconstruction Rate to 0% success.
    Exit Code = 0x0

    TIA for any responses :)
    Last edited by jerryroy1; 2015-10-15 at 12:45.

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    Default Re: Add drives to Raid vs a complete tear down and rebuild???

    Still have two drives that havent even finished. What a Joke!

    Adapter 0 -- Virtual Drive Information:
    Virtual Drive: 0 (Target Id: 0)
    Name :
    RAID Level : Primary-6, Secondary-0, RAID Level Qualifier-3
    Size : 1.799 TB
    Is VD emulated : No
    State : Optimal
    Strip Size : 256 KB
    Number Of Drives : 8
    Span Depth : 1
    Default Cache Policy: WriteBack, ReadAhead, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU
    Current Cache Policy: WriteBack, ReadAhead, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU
    Access Policy : Read/Write
    Disk Cache Policy : Disk's Default
    Ongoing Progresses:
    Background Initialization: Completed 71%, Taken 190 min.

    jerry.roy [9:58 AM]9:58
    Adapter 0 -- Virtual Drive Information:
    Virtual Drive: 5 (Target Id: 5)
    Name :
    RAID Level : Primary-6, Secondary-0, RAID Level Qualifier-3
    Size : 1.799 TB
    Is VD emulated : No
    State : Optimal
    Strip Size : 256 KB
    Number Of Drives : 8
    Span Depth : 1
    Default Cache Policy: WriteBack, ReadAhead, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU
    Current Cache Policy: WriteBack, ReadAhead, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU
    Access Policy : Read/Write
    Disk Cache Policy : Disk's Default
    Ongoing Progresses:
    Background Initialization: Completed 79%, Taken 193 min.
    Encryption Type : None
    Bad Blocks Exist: No


    Exit Code = 0x0

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