Dead drive

    They're dead, Dave

    I woke-up to find an email from my NAS saying:

    Dear user,

    Storage pool 1 (SHR, ext4) on P3000 has degraded (total number of drives: 3; number of active drives: 2).

    Information of the drives in abnormal status is shown below: Drive 10 Model: ST4000DM004-2CV104 Serial number: WFN2XYEG

    Several reasons may result in storage pool degradation. Please go to Storage Manager > Storage Pool to understand the cause of degradation, or refer to this article to learn how to repair the storage pool.


    That drive isn't even six months old.

    When I check in the Storage Manager, it says that it has crash. Oh dear.

    Off to PB Tech for a replacement, not swap the drive, add the drive back into the storage pool and … time passes (12 hours or so) … the new drive is integrated into the pool, and it all works. Pretty seamless and painless (except having to go out to get a new drive).

    I love redundancy.

    If you webmention this page, please let me know the URL of your page.

    BTW: Your webmention won't show up until I next "build" my site.

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    Updated: 27 Sep '20 12:00

    Author: Peter Smith


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