netware 4.1 disk replacement

netware 4.1 disk replacement

Post by J » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:24:33

Hello there,
I haven't worked with Novell in a long time. I have a customer on 4.1
who I think just had a drive
fail in a mirrored pair
What is the nlm I load to check mirror status?
Do I need to break the mirror first before replacing the drive, then
remirror after the drive is replaced?
Any advice? (other than finding a 4.1 expert)

netware 4.1 disk replacement

Post by David Gers » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:51:31

If I recall correctly, it's install.nlm. But it's been a _long_ time
since I saw a live 4.1 server.

If one drive is dead, the mirror is _already_ broken. Replace it, and
mirror the good one to the replacment. Be careful not to do it backwards
or you'll end up with a nice blank pair of mirrored drives.

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netware 4.1 disk replacement

Post by J » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:12:41

Thanks David. I know I haven't seen any novell server in a while. I
remember the install.nlm. I know it was where you could edit the
autoexec and startup ncf files. Didn't remember it was where mirrors
would be defined.

netware 4.1 disk replacement

Post by nospa » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 20:55:26

suggest you use the newsserver
and ask on

there are still several active folk there who may well be up to speed.


netware 4.1 disk replacement

Post by Robb » Wed, 10 Jan 2007 22:03:41

J ha scritto:

In INSTALL.NLM you can check the mirror status of the logical drive.
You also can type MIRROR STATUS at the server console to obtain
information about
the mirror sets on your machine.

It's not mandatory, but it's better. Break the mirror, replace the
drive (if it's hot-swap), recreate the mirror and wait until the mirror
operation completes.

It's better if , during the remirror task, no user works on the server,
this because the remirror task is very
intensive. Remirror can slow down other operations and other operations
can slow down remirror...