Raid cards

How to check Areca raid cards logs and mute the beeper
When a problem happens on an Areca raid card, an alarm might be triggered depending on the issue criticality level. For a drive timeout/read error or an ove...
Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 at 12:06 PM
How to replace a DDP drive?
As for any server based on the RAID technology, when an HDD/SSD drive failure occurs, it needs to be replaced by a new drive as soon as possible. However wh...
Thu, 9 Feb, 2017 at 2:35 PM
How to assign a drive as hotspare?
The DDP typically uses RAID 5 and RAID 6 levels as it provides a protection against read errors, as well as whole disks failure. With RAID 5, one drive brea...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:01 PM
Areca CLI
Although there is a user-friendly web GUI for managing the DDP Areca RAID cards, you can also use the command line interface after logging in the DDP via SS...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:08 PM
How to perform a volume check from the DDP GUI?
How to perform a volume check on the DDP? From the DDP web GUI, you can manually initiate the volume check process, or schedule an automatic volume check...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:11 PM
Areca volume check feature
What is the “volume check” feature? The feature called “volume check” in the Areca card interface tests the consistency of the RAID arrays. In doing so, ...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:12 PM
How to run a volume check via the Areca interface?
Running a volume check directly from the DDP web GUI “Raid checks” page is believed to be easier and safer than manually initiating it from the Areca interf...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:16 PM
How to upgrade Areca raid cards firmware?
When problems related the DDP raid cards occur, updating the drivers might not always be enough. Updating the Areca firmware is sometimes needed when the...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:19 PM
How to deal with shuffled disks of a raid set with Areca raid cards?
This tutorial will show you few examples of what can happen with Areca RAID cards when the DDP is subject to odd situations or manipulation mistakes. For...
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 3:26 PM
What to do in case of RAID card overheating?
Overheating problems must be taken very seriously especially when happening on the RAID cards level. Ignoring RAID card sound and notification alerts can...
Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 at 11:46 AM