Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54281
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/06/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2012/1/4-2/6 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:54281 Activity:nil
1/4     I want to test how my servers behave during a disk failure and
        a RAID reconstruction so I want to simulate a hardware failure.
        How can I do this in Linux without having to physically pull
        a drive? These disks are behind a RAID card and run Linux. -ausman
        \_ According to the Linux RAID wiki, you might be able to use mdadm
           to do this with something like the following:
              mdadm --manage --set-faulty /dev/md1 /dev/[disk]
           [ Maybe this only works for software raid - I don't have much
             experience with hw raid on linux ]
2018/06/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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