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Need advice to avoid losing data

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Hi guys, 

 

I need some advice please. I currently dont have any parity disks, i have an array of 4 disks and one of them is dying (disk3).

 

I am using unbalance atm to empty this drive.

 

I am not 100% sure on what to do next. I have read docs that say to stop the array and in tools "new config". Is this correct? and i dont understand option "Preserve current assignments" do i have to click this, my goal is to not loose files?

 

Thanks. I will sure get a parity drive to avoid this situations.

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You would use new config if you don't plan on replacing the drive that is failing. Otherwise you would just replace that drive with a new one.

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If the disk is dying, FIRST OF ALL, make a BACKUP and then read, how to remove a disk from the array... just a suggestion ;-)

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On 7/30/2018 at 11:16 AM, master00 said:

Is this correct? and i dont understand option "Preserve current assignments" do i have to click this, my goal is to not loose files?

You have to do a new config, preserve current assignments is optional, it just pre-populates the assigned disks with the existing ones.

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On 7/30/2018 at 6:16 AM, master00 said:

I currently dont have any parity disks

I hope you plan to correct this.

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