GileraGFR Posted February 16, 2019 Share Posted February 16, 2019 (edited) Just over a year ago a 2TB data drive failed in my 4.7 6 disk array - one parity dive and no cache. I powered the server off at the time until i had the time to investigate and recover, this is where i am at the moment. My question is not exactly straight forward but i'm more after other peoples opinions on what is the best way of turning things back on so to speak? What are other peoples opinions on whether I should first remove each drive and copy the data off first or just stick in a new 2TB drive and allow it to rebuild? I'm also worried that the 2TB drive i have purchased might be bigger than parity, i've posted earlier about this and was advised that if it is bigger even by a byte then it won't work as it is bigger than parity drive - is it possible to confirm that before i power anything on? I've noticed on some drives manufacturers put how many sectors etc are on the drive but these drives don't have that info and not sure if that is usable info anyway? There is some data on there that i care about which i did have a backup of but have since lost most of it - i'm in limbo at the moment as i don't know what i could potentially lose, Schrodingers Cat springs to mind here, i'm almost happy to leave it powered off and for my data to both exist and not-exist hehe. My other thought is about whether i should upgrade before rebuilding as new unraid is obviously much better from what i have read - from what i have learnt in my IT career though i'm reluctant to upgrade while in a failed state.........really want others opinions though on this. I have a new server pretty much stood up and ready to go if i need somewhere to copy data etc so i think i'm as ready as i'm ever going to be but i am still super nervous about it as i have been for a little while lol Any input from anyone i will be very grateful for. Cheers Edited February 17, 2019 by GileraGFR Solved Quote Link to comment
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