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asked 2017-08-18 00:47:11 -0500

toddandmargo gravatar image

Hi All,

On a customer's FC26 server (motherboard: Supermicro C235 X11SAE-M), I formatted five 2TB backup drives in a removable SATA sleeve (one at a time) to a single XFS GPT partition. The server suddenly stopped being able to see the drives. The server's BIOS (RSTe SATA=RAID) suddenly did not see them either (don't remember if it ever did).

Took all five to my shop and and fired them up on my shop FC26 workstation (motherboard: Supermicro C7Z87 BIOS SATA=AHCI) and they all five work perfectly.

Mumble, Mumble. What the ... ????

Does GPT format not work with SATA set to RAID?

And words of wisdom?

Many thanks, -T

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it is probably not a "Fedora" question. :P But GPT format should work with SATA+RAID. If you RAID both disks completely, the partition table shouldn't matter.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2017-08-19 16:00:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-19 16:58:24 -0500

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As it transpired, when I got to the customer's site, the machine was crashed. The firewall was working as it port forwarded, but the keyboard did not work. Mouse worked, but clicking on launchers did not. But weird, <ctr><alt><f2> worked, but would not let me log in. The screen was filled with errors from the journal that it had an input/output error. The one fingered reset did not help. I had to power off and let set to fix it.

And, it seems that the issue is the hot swap I did before leaving with a SATA drive.

That would be this posting:

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