Need Unix sysadmin to rebuild array after disk replacement
I have a dedicated server at us.soyoustart.com and one of the disks in the raid 1 array has failed.
I am pretty familiar with linux but not partitions etc and I want someone to rebuild my array after I have soyoustart replace the failed disk.
I want someone who is familiar with the soyourstart control panel to do the rebuilding for me so that I do not lose any data and minimize downtime on my website.
please note that my system is up and running and I need to schedule a time with soyoustart to replace the drive and then you must be available immedaietly to helpo with rebuilding the array so that i do not lose any data
Version : 0.90
Creation Time : Fri Apr 24 18:28:53 2015
Raid Level : raid1
Array Size : 1885926336 (1798.56 GiB 1931.19 GB)
Used Dev Size : 1885926336 (1798.56 GiB 1931.19 GB)
Raid Devices : 2
Total Devices : 2
Preferred Minor : 3
Persistence : Superblock is persistent
Update Time : Thu Sep 3 16:45:46 2015
State : active, degraded
Active Devices : 1
Working Devices : 1
Failed Devices : 1
Spare Devices : 0
UUID : e92087a8:acb4a568:a4d2adc2:26fd5302
Events : 0.84473
Number Major Minor RaidDevice State
0 0 0 0 removed
1 8 19 1 active sync /dev/sdb3
2 8 3 - faulty spare /dev/sda3
here is the information I received from the failure:
This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm
running on www.com
A DegradedArray event had been detected on md device /dev/md3.
Faithfully yours, etc.
P.S. The /proc/mdstat file currently contains the following:
Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid10] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [multipath] [faulty]
md2 : active raid1 sdb2 sda2
61438912 blocks [2/2] [UU]
md3 : active raid1 sdb3 sda3(F)
1885926336 blocks [2/1] [_U]
unused devices: <none>
The technical people at soyoustart have referred me to these documents and they are asking for serial numbers of my disks so they replace the right now. I honesly do not know how to answer that and want help from someone who can do this work for me.
Good day, It seems that one of your hard drive is starting to experience problems. In the event you doubt the physical state of your hard drive(s), we will gladly replace it on demand, and at no charge. However, a few steps are necessary and mandatory prior to the replacement of one or more disks: 1. Provide the serial number of the disk(s) being changed (note - if this number can't be retrieved, we would need the serial numbers of all the disks NOT being replaced). http://docs.ovh.ca/en/faqs-hdd-serial.html 2. Your server may be in a RAID configuration (software or hardware) which requires certain precautions, such as backing up your data. Two common examples of RAID (others exist): RAID 1 - Minimum 2 disks providing continuous data redundancy. RAID 0 - No redundancy - if you have such a configuration, you will lose all the data on your server. The server must be reinstalled. Once the disk change is done, you will need to resync your RAID. This may take several hours depending on the amount of data on your drives. http://docs.ovh.ca/en/guides-raid-soft.html#disk-replacement OVH will not be liable in the event of data loss resulting from the replacement of a hard drive. 3. Perform a full backup of your server before any changes. Note: Some servers include a backup space through FTP, which can be used to perform these backups. http://docs.ovh.ca/en/services-backup-storage.html 4. Indicate the date and time (specifying the time zone) you would like us to replace the hard drive. Finally, confirm that you have read this message, and that you have followed each of the steps outlined above, so that we can arrange to begin the work on your server. Send us your response a