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RAID 5 - steps for replacing bad disk

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SoftRAID reports that I've got one disk in my 4-disk 48TB RAID 5 (video; has less than 14TB in use) which should be replaced immediately due to a read error.

I don't want to appear dense, but I'll try my best:

1) Ought I attempt a backup to another mechanism before rebuilding, even though the bad disk could croak before I succeed?

2) To rebuild the RAID 5, I should simply remove the disk with errors and add its replacement, and the rebuild begins automatically, yes?

Thanks a bunch!

Topic starter Posted : 09/11/2019 5:08 pm
Member Admin

Yes always backup first and always maintain a backup! You never know what is happening with live data and you should always have 3 copies of all files, including one off site.

When you are backed up, then watch our video on the support/videos page on how to replace a RAID 5 disk, we go though all the steps.

Posted : 11/11/2019 7:41 pm