LSI 9266-8i problems after adding aditional drive

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  1. amg4fun

    amg4fun New Member

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    Hi!

    Because of insufficient space on my DATA raid5 (4 WD RED 3TB Sata Harddisks) I added a fifth disk (the same as the other 4). Then I started to rebuild to RAID5.
    Because the Server was VERY SLOW! (about 3 min to open Windows Explorer) I thought the Controller is bad, so I made a system shutdown, changed the Raid Controller with same Controller, but new one.
    After that I cannot import the DATA Raid (not finished with rebuild).
    The WebBios or MegaRaid Storage Manager can see the VD but cannot import it.
    Message: “Import foreign configuration failedâ€
    After that I changed back the “old†controller and have the same problem.
    What can I do now ??? It is possible to “restore†the VD? More than 8TB :(

    My System:
    Intel SC5520HC Server with 2 Xeon L5640
    48GB RAM
    LSI 9266-8i Controller (without battery)
    VD0: 3 1TB SATA Disks as Raid5
    VD1: fault VD, was 4x 3TB SATA, added the fifth 3TB SATA Disk
    Windows Server 2012R2


    thanks &regards
     
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  2. mobilenvidia

    mobilenvidia Moderator

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    You are in a pickle.

    You've tried with just the 4x original drives to import ?
    Doesn't look good though, you started what should not be stopped.
    If controller can't import the array then you are doomed
    Get hold of LSI support and see if they can help

    Default rebuilt 9266 resource rate is 30% so should not slow your high specced system up unless you had system files on the array.
     
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  3. amg4fun

    amg4fun New Member

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    No, I tried with all 5 drives.

    I tried also to set the rebuild rate to 1%, but the server was so slow, work on it was not possible.

    On this drive I had ONLY DATA !!!
    No hyper-v machines, no system files, no swap files, realy only data as iso files, exports of hyper-v machines, acronis backups, videos, music, . . .
    So I thought the controller is fault.

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    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/nzjy.jpg/

    I wrote yesterday a mail also to support@lsi.com

    regards
     
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  4. mobilenvidia

    mobilenvidia Moderator

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    Good luck with this, and let us know how you got on
     
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  5. amg4fun

    amg4fun New Member

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    Hi!

    Bad news!

    Today I talked with german support!
    Nothing to do!
    Controller cannot be swaped while rebuild

    I also tried to put back the first controller, also not possible to import the "not finished with rebuild" VD!

    :(
     
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