To clarify and add to earlier points:

If the HP3000 is NOT an a-class or n-class, then the best solution
would be a mod10/20 or autoraid12h.

If a-class or n-class, best solutions include any number of
fiber-capable solutions - such as va7XXX, or XPnnn, and others. Could
use the mod10/20 and autoraid but why would you unless cost is THE
most important factor.





At 01:06 PM 2007-11-26, Deane Bell wrote:
>Nothing like relying on good advice from folks who've 'been there,
>done that'. Regarding both your posts to the 3000 list, IS there an
>HP supported solution for replacing the 4GB internal LDEV1 with
>something that supports RAID (or at least mirroring)? We currently
>have our production data in 'Jamaica' units, fully mirrored
>(Mirror/iX), but indeed I've been worried about the ancient LDEV1
>... enough that we do everything possible to NOT shutdown power. It
>has reached the point where I have concern that if the drive ever
>lost it's taste for power ... it might never spin up again and the
>thought of a RELOAD is not fun.
>
>We currently have our system on full HP Support.
>LDEV: 1; Type: ST34573WC; Size: 4.29Gb; Path: 10/4/24.6.0
>
>Any advice, specific hardware make/models, software for addressing
>the single LDEV1 situation would be appreciated.
>
>Thank you.
>
>----------
>
>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 11:51:52 -0800
>From: donna hofmeister
>Subject: Re: HP3000 Homesteading Questions
>
>...... i'll as strongly as possible urge you to look at
>upgrading your disc. it's probably the one component most likely to
>fail on your box -- especially if you're still running internal 4 or
>8gb drives. if your drives have been in service for more than 8-10
>years (did you put in new disc to upgrade to 5.5 for y2k?), imo you're
>skating on thin ice! it's a matter of time before you'll be changing
>disc in a panic instead easily over some weekend. so ask your vendor
>-- do you have staff that can assist with a disk migration?
>
>----------
>
>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:17:23 -0600
>From: John Lee
>Subject: Re: HP3000 Homesteading Questions
>
>Superb advice from donna. I've been doing this for 12 years and the
>sites we support who have the smoothest operation do as donna
>suggests. They rarely have unscheduled downtime or emergencies.
>
>And one more word on old disc. If you're not RAIDed, you're not
>doing your homework. It's inexpensive and light years ahead of old
>internal SE SCSI disc.
>
>John Lee
>Vaske Computer Solutions
>
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