September 29th, 2011 by Ken
A while back one of the drives in my server’s RAID array had failed so I went and purchased a replacement drive and popped it in. The problem then became that the Adaptec Storage Manager wouldn’t allow me to do anything with it. It simply told me it was an “Inaccessible Disk.”
Well, since I had a RAID6 array, I let it be and worked with Adaptec on figuring out what the issue was from home. Unfortunately, it I never got around to trying out the suggestions (supposedly there was an option to add the drive as a Hot Spare, but I swear it was never even an option on the drive).
Jump ahead to a few days ago, I decided to take a look at the issue again. This time I was smart and downloaded the command line interface version of Storage Manager from the Adaptec site. Read the rest of this entry »