Data Scrub Drives Weekly
One of the best ways to recognize potential disk problems in advance and correct them before a failure occurs, is to Data Scrub. Sector media errors can be identified and corrected simply by forcing (Ill data sectors in the array to be accessed through Data Scrubbing. Data Scrubbing checks all data sectors in the array and should be performed weekly. With the IBM F/W Streaming RAID Adapter/A and the IBM SCSI-2 F/W PCI-Bus RAID Adapter, an easy process used to accomplish Data Scrubbing is synchronization. Data Scrubbing will force all sectors of the drives contained in the array to be read in the background while allowing concurrent user disk activity. NetFinity Manager 5.0 can be obtained at no additional charge by customers that have an IBM server that ships with ServerGuide.