8.5.2 Recovery using a backup HDD
Wear cotton gloves when replacing an HDD in order to prevent failure caused
by static electricity. If you do not, the data stored on the HDD may get
Make sure you check the correct procedure before you start the work. If you do
not follow the correct procedure, the data stored on the HDD may be lost.
Prepare the backup HDD and a new HDD. Then recover the array by following the
procedure below. When you install and remove an HDD, see "5.3.5 Installing and
removing an HDD" for the procedure.
Note: The following procedure is the procedure to mount a backup HDD in drive bay 1. To
mount a backup HDD in drive bay 2, read drive bay 1 and the HDD1 status lamp as
drive bay 2 and the HDD2 status lamp respectively.
 Shut down the OS, and unplug the power cable from the outlet. If HDDs are installed,
remove both HDDs one minute after you unplug the power cable from the outlet.
 Install the backup HDD in drive bay 1 and install a new HDD in drive bay 2.
 Turn on the equipment. The RAID board automatically detects a new HDD and starts
reconfiguration. When the reconfiguration starts, the HDD2 status lamp flashes.
 The OS starts while reconfiguring the system. The time required for reconfiguration
depends on the applications that run during reconfiguration. Therefore, do not run a new
application until reconfiguration is finished.
If you do not want to have the OS start up, press the F2 key while a message saying the
system is being initialized is being displayed (during BIOS memory check) after turning
on the equipment to start the BIOS setup menu.
 When the HDD2 status lamps go out, reconfiguration is completed. In the Hardware
status window, confirm that both HDDs are healthy and the RAID status is "Optimal".
If the BIOS setup menu is started in step , open the upper menu "Exit", move the
cursor to "Save Changes and Exit", and press Enter. A message "Save configuration and
exit?" is displayed. Press Enter to restart the equipment.