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SOLVED Hot swap question

Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE
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aussiejuggalo

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To hot swap drives do you have to do anything in FreeNAS or can you just pull the drives without a problem?

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Chris Moore

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To hot swap drives do you have to do anything in FreeNAS or can you just pull the drives without a problem?

Thanks.
Your mileage may vary... Your OS is FreeNAS 9.10 (stable) and that version of FreeNAS can crash if you just pull a drive out without offlining it.

One of our regular contributors @danb35 created this guide, and it will probably be a good thing if you review it:
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/replacing-a-failed-failing-disk.75/
 

aussiejuggalo

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Thanks, I ended up having to upgrade FreeNAS anyway because something stuffed up with my boot drive but I'll bookmark that link.
 
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