MD1000: Switching drives

I currently have a PowerVault MD 1000 with several virtual disks. One disk was slots 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 in a RAID 5 configuration. 9 was assigned as a hot spare. Disk 3 failed and 9 took over but after replacing 3 I want to get the disks back in order. Slot 3 is now the hot spare. All disks are the same size with identical product numbers from Dell.

Is there a simple way to get 9 back in the group and remove 3? Is it as simple as pulling out disk 9 to simulate a failure and it would rebuild on 3 or is there a safer way to do it?

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RE: MD1000: Switching drives

Hello Travis Duschack,

So what you will need to do is to pull drive 9 & let drive 3 rebuild.  Once that is complete then you will need to reinsert drive 9 & make it your hotspare again.  

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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