The following provides the steps necessary for using Seagate’s BlackArmor Manager to reclaim a replacement drive and recover a RAID 1 volume.
Note: It is assumed that you are logged into the BlackArmor Manager as an admin user before proceeding.
Part 1 - Reclaiming the New HDD:
Mouseover Storage and click the Disk Manager link. The Disk Manager page opens.
Locate the replacement hard drive from the list provided (it should be listed as Foreign) and click on the Claim Disk icon. A window opens, asking you to confirm this request.
Click the OK button. The drive reclamation starts processing. When finished, the Disk Manager displays a text message stating that, "HDD (hard disk drive)...claimed successfully". The disk is ready to be recovered into a volume.
Part 2 - Recovering the degraded RAID 1 Volume:
Mouseover Storage and click the Volumes link. The Volumes page opens.
Click the Recover icon. A Volumes page opens showing the Volume Name to be recovered and the Disk Selection (HDD Number).
Click the Submit button. A window opens, asking you to confirm this request.
Click the OK button. The recovery starts processing. When finished, the Volumes page displays a text message, stating "RAID configuration changed successfully – resynching/formatting".
Note: Recovery may require a long time. Average recovery times vary from 4 - 12 hours, depending on the size of the volume. When finished the "RAID configuration..." message disappears.
The RAID 1 volume is recovered.
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