The Question is:
Our system on-line storage comprise a number of removable hard disks configured
into a Works Storage array and coupled using Volume Shadowing software. One
day it was noticed that a member of a shadow set dismounted itself and would
not allowed to be moun
ted back. Suspected hard disk failure. Ordered a new hardk disk replacement
and (after initialising) when mounted as a member of the shadow set, the
system crashed. This happened every time the volume was added to the shadow
The replacement hard drive is exactly the same model (and DEC part number) as
the current single shadow set member but may be manufafured at a later date as
the system is now a few years old. The devices type in question are both DEC
RZ1BB-CS. Any sugge
stions on why the system crash will be welcome.
The Answer is :
As OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2 is no longer supported, the use of a more
current release is encouraged. Please apply the available mandatory
ECO kits for the OpenVMS Alpha release in use, and also please apply
any shadowing ECO kit that is available for the OpenVMS release in use.
Assuming current ECOs and a supported version, please contact the
support center directly -- details of the crash will be required.
(The necessary details will include the specific type of system crash,
the specific location of the crash, and the other information that is
usually available from the output of the ANALYZE/SYSTEM (SDA) command