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Import foreign configuration failed



i try situation for disaster recovery.

I have 2 similar servers with SROMBSASMR. When I try tu test remove 1 drive from server A position 1 and give it back to the same place (server A position 1) --> I become "Foreign Unconfigured bad". Then I change it to "Foreign Unconfigured Good". When i try to import Foreign configuration over Intel RAID Web console 2 i become "Import Failed"

When i try use CmdTool2

CmdTool2 -CfgForeign -Import -aALL

Failed to import foreign configuration on controller 0.

FW error description:

Foreign drives cannot be imported, as they do not form a complete configuration.

Exit Code: 0x3b

CmdTool2 -CfgForeign -Preview -aALL

Foreign configuration on controller 0(After import):

Number of DISK GROUPS: 4


Number of Spans: 1


Virtual Drive Information:

Virtual Drive: 0 (Target Id: 0)

Name :

RAID Level : Primary-1, Secondary-0, RAID Level Qualifier-0

Size : 1.817 TB

Sector Size : 512

Mirror Data : 1.817 TB

State : Optimal

Strip Size : 256 KB

Number Of Drives : 2

Span Depth : 1

Default Cache Policy: WriteThrough, ReadAdaptive, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU

Current Cache Policy: WriteThrough, ReadAdaptive, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU

Default Access Policy: Read/Write

Current Access Policy: Read/Write

Disk Cache Policy : Disk's Default

Encryption Type : None

Is VD Cached: No

Physical Disk Information:

Physical Disk: 0

Enclosure Device ID: 10

Slot Number: 1

Drive's position: DiskGroup: 0, Span: 0, Arm: 0

Enclosure position: 1

Device Id: 12


Sequence Number: 2

Media Error Count: 0

Other Error Count: 0

Predictive Failure Count: 0

Last Predictive Failure Event Seq Number: 0

PD Type: SAS

Raw Size: 1.819 TB [0xe8e088b0 Sectors]

Non Coerced Size: 1.818 TB [0xe8d088b0 Sectors]

Coerced Size: 1.817 TB [0xe8b6d000 Sectors]

Sector Size: 0

Firmware state: Online, Spun Up

Device Firmware Level: 0006

Shield Counter: 0

Successful diagnostics completion on : N/A

SAS Address(0): 0x5000c5003c64511d

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Hello Elgr,

I noticed that we have a similar question on a thread /thread/54297 "RAID problem – server DOWN" we are currently posting further information on it. I will invite you to visit it for more information about this topic.

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Hello, thank you for your feedback.


It is a completely different situation. Models servers are the same, but physically not.


The problem in the other thread has nothing to do with this.


Thank you for your help.
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Thank you for the clarification. Let me take over from here on this one. I noticed on the screenshot you sent that the drive is still showing with a foreign tag "(Foreign) Unconfigured Good". The RAID controller won't be able to import the configuration as it does not understand what the role of the drive is.

Could you provide us with a screenshot of the possible actions of the same drive now that it is "(Foreign) Unconfigured Good"?

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