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Why does my RAID Controller continue to beep after the rebuild is complete?

After a degraded array completes a rebuild, the beeping continues but with longer intervals than when degraded.

The beeping is due to newer firmware that recognizes when a hot spare replaces a failed drive. The controller is expecting a copy back procedure to put the disk/slot order back to the original configuration.

To perform a copy back:

  • After the rebuild completes, insert a new drive into slot one. Beeping frequency changes, but continues because a hot spare does not yet exist.
  • Make the disk in slot one the hot spare. The beeping stops, and the prompts to perform a copy back procedure begin. The data is copied from the disk in slot ten to the disk in slot one, and the disk in slot ten becomes the hot spare drive.

You can also stop the beeping by recreating the hot spare, and choose whether or not to do the copy back procedure.

This applies to:

Intel® RAID Controller RS25AB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25DB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25FB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS25NB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS25SB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2SG244
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160
Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC040
Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS3FC044
Intel® RAID Controller RS3SC008
Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080

Solution ID: CS-034174
Last Modified: 17-Apr-2014
Date Created: 02-Apr-2013
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