Q
Manage Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

How long should we wait before replacing a bad disk?

In the case of a single EMC Clariion disk array failure, how long should we wait before replacing the bad disk?
I suspect that there is more to this question, but in general, you should replace a failed disk as soon as possible. In a mirrored or RAID disk environment, the longer you run in a degraded mode (with one less disk) the more likely it is that another failure will come along and cause you to lose data. It's hard for me to imagine a situation where that would not be the case.

Dig Deeper on Primary storage devices

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

SearchConvergedInfrastructure

Close