Chapter 1 Safety Precautions 1.1 General This section includes general safety precautions and specific RAIDXpert2 cautions. Read and
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1.2 Safety Definitions CAUTION: Indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or data. IMPORTANT: Provides clarifying information or specific instructions. Note: Provides additional information. TIP: Provides helpful hints and shortcuts. 1.3 Caution Messages This section lists the Caution messages that appear in this user guide.
1.3.1 Caution Messages About Disks CAUTION:Assigning a dedicated spare does not reserve space on the disk. Therefore, an automatic restore is not guaranteed if a disk fails. If a disk fails, make space on the disk for the fail-over to complete, or assign a different disk with enough space. If a dedicated spare is assigned and a disk fails, the restore process starts automatically, if there is enough space available on the dedicated spare. CAUTION: If a disk is part of an AMD-RAID array, the disk cannot be selected for initialization. To initialize the disk anyway, delete the AMD-RAID array. Data on the disk is deleted during initialization so ensure the correct disks are chosen to initialize. CAUTION: A legacy disk can contain valid data. When a legacy array is deleted, or when its corresponding legacy disk is initialized, the data is lost. CAUTION: When a disk is initialized, all data on the disk is lost.