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T620 Perc H710P Foreign configuration found on adapter

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After power outage Disk 1 of Disks 0 - 5 is blinking amber. T620 Perc H710P. I presume there are 2 RAID arrays, RAID 1 and RAiD 5. I also am presuming the failed drive is on the RAID 1 array.

Error is:
“Press any key to continue or Press to enter configuration utility or press F to import Foreign configuration and continue.

Some configured disks have been removed from your system or are no longer accessible. Please check your cables and also ensure that all disks are present. Press any key to continue or proceed to enter the configuration utility.”

I have untested server backups and key data is backed up. What is my next step? Import, configure, or continue? What are the risks of each? What does each option really do?

Thank you everyone.
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Re: T620 Perc H710P Foreign configuration found on adapter

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Cvedrene,

 

I understand your concern, the Foreign Configuration error is simply stating that the Virtual Disk configuration data on the drive is different than what is on the H710P. An Import is the act of taking the configuration data from the HDD and using that data to tell the controller the configuration, where Clearing the Foreign configuration tells it to clear the HDD's version of the configuration data, and to use the configuration data from the controller.

Now with your situation what we need to determine is if the Virtual Disk is still accessing the OS, as well as all the data. If so then we will need to Clear the Foreign, if the OS and data are not currently available then we need to Import the data.  You can read more about the Foreign and process here. If you also Private Message me the Svc tag, I can confirm the hardware for you.

Let me know what you see.

Chris Hawk
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer
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Cvedrene
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Re: T620 Perc H710P Foreign configuration found on adapter

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Thank you Chris.  Your information was correct. The foreign import configuration successfully reloaded the meta-data and the server came back up giving us enough time to move off critical data. 

Thank you for your help.

Solved! Thanks to your info CHRIS.

 

chuck

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