Mirror MCS 7825H-3.0 hard drive

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Feb 1st, 2008
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My call manager server recently crashed with a failed hard drive. After 2 days of diagnosis and 3 seperate part shipments we got everything back running on a new drive.


We are using a MCS 7825H-3.0-IPC2 server. How do I mirror the primary hard drive so if it crashes I can put in the spare? (I would create the image and remove the spare to store safely elsewhere)

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 9 years 2 months ago

Hi Ben,


Yikes, that sounds like a painful experience! This good Tech Note may help, it was kindly provided by NetPro Brandon along with some really good hints and tips;


Configuring and Using Redundant Disks with Cisco MCS


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/products_tech_note09186a00800942b4.shtml#upgrade


From this good thread;


http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Unified%20Communications%20and%20Video&topic=General&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.1ddad186/0#selected_message


Hope this helps!

Rob

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Rob Huffman Fri, 02/01/2008 - 09:55
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Hi Ben,


Yikes, that sounds like a painful experience! This good Tech Note may help, it was kindly provided by NetPro Brandon along with some really good hints and tips;


Configuring and Using Redundant Disks with Cisco MCS


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/voiceapp/ps378/products_tech_note09186a00800942b4.shtml#upgrade


From this good thread;


http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Unified%20Communications%20and%20Video&topic=General&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.1ddad186/0#selected_message


Hope this helps!

Rob

benharned Fri, 02/01/2008 - 10:59
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Thanks for the info. This would definately do it, but I've already configured the RAID with one drive. Redoing it now would wipe everything (not that I don't now have the experience on reloading!).


I posed this question to the TAC tech I've been working with throughout this crisis and he suggested using an ghosting software.

Rob Huffman Fri, 02/01/2008 - 11:15
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Hi Ben'


You are always welcome :) We have been looking at this a little bit as well. One of the highly recommended products is from Acronis. It seems alot of people here are using it;


http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/


Hope this helps!

Rob

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