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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    I don't know that command, and not sure what exactly you mean by 'scrub'.

    Basically after you remove a disk/member from the array (for example the mentioned sdb1), and zero its superblock, you are...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    Sorry, my bad that I didn't mention the backup file parameter in my grow command. I thought you had that clear from your tutorial link. The --grow reshape is basically asking you for path and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    I assumed you want to use this as a learning opportunity too. Otherwise and as you already said you have backup of the data, like TheFu says, much faster and better way is to dynamite the array and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    As far as I see in mdadm -D sdb1 is not marked as failed yet. Despite any smart errors.

    So, you have two ways to proceed.

    1). Ignore the smart info for now, and shrink the array from 8 to 6...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    Related to the mdadm shrink, the new size will be 5x members for data, and in mdadm -D you have the size of each member = 488253440. So according to that you first need to temporary shrink the array...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    Good, I see you use partition as raid members (like /dev/sdb1) and not the whole unpartitioned disk (like /dev/sdb). That is a good best practice with mdadm but some people don't follow it. When...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh No not another RAID Post

    First of all, mdadm.conf is not very relevant for shrinking. The ARRAY definition in that file basically just tells to assemble an array with all members (superblocks) with specific UUID present.
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