Posts by gravyflex

    It took me awhile to figure out that one of my SATA ports on a Silicon Image card was the source of some unstable behaviour my box had been exhibiting. I had a few lock ups and i had to power button shutdown a few times. I am running RAID5 with 3 disks.

    I move the disks around on the controller and currently the fault port is unused. The instability is no longer there and I attempted to recover the RAID. OMV was no longer showing the raid so did:

    mdadm --assemble --force /dev/md127 /dev/sd[abc]

    This assembled the raid without disk sda which I had to re-add which then start recovery of the RAID. I allowed that to run overnight but this morning I noticed the RAID was in the state below.

    I am not sure why drive sda is showing up as a spare or even how to make it active.

    I have gotten to this point. I am not sure what the next steps are. Any ideas?

    root@oracle:~# cat /proc/mdstat
    Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] id10]
    md127 : active raid5 sdc[0] sda[3] sdb[1]
    976770048 blocks super 1.2 level 5, 512k chunk, algorithm 2 [3/
    unused devices: <none>