08-04-2012 10:01 PM
First off, please pardon my ignorance...I'm a rookie when it comes to hardware RAID, and professional-grade servers in general.
I recently purchased a refurb Proliant DL385 G2 server for my employer, to use primarily as a file server, but also as a LAMP server for website testing. I'm using Ubuntu and have run problems setting up the RAID.
The server came with two 72 GB drives and two 146 GB drives (leaving 4 empty bays). I replaced the two 146 GB drives with a pair of 750 GB SATA drives, but the system only recognizes one of the 72 GB drives. (For now I'm assuming the other small drive is working as a mirror properly, but I don't know how to double check it to be certain.)
While researching the problem I found a document that details how to break & rebuild the RAID and discovered that I didn't do it correctly. I'm going to try doing it "by the book" when I get a chance--but I also found other info that makes me think it might be a pointless effort...
According to HP's specs (http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/1256
And, can I even use 3rd party drives at all? The posts I've read seem to imply that I have no choice but to buy hot plug drives from HP, but I haven't found it expicitly stated anywhere. If I can use other drives, where can I find a part number for drive caddies (for future expansion).
Any info would be appreciated!