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Monitor the health of the RAID drives and OS hard drive to ensure your business data is protected at all times via seamless backup.
The 'System Health Status' section on the 'Dashboard' page displays the health status of the RAID devices and the OS hard drive.
Health statuses and what they indicate:
- The drives are working fine
- Failure detected; contact the support team immediately.
- Bad; contact the support team immediately.
Here the ‘Warning’ status doesn’t necessarily indicate a critical problem with the hard drive or RAID storage array. Depending on the issue, there are simple repair functions that you can perform to stabilize the drive status. In case you are not able to fix the issue, get in touch with our support team for resolution.
Click on the 'System Health Status' section to view detailed information on RAID and hard drive health. You will be directed to the ‘Statistics’ tab.
System health status
The 'RAID Health Status' and 'OS Drive Health Status' sections under ‘Statistics’ > ‘System Health’ provide comprehensive information on the BMR device health.
RAID Health statuses and what they indicate:
ONLINE: The drives are working as expected.
DEGRADED: The drive experienced an issue and is predicted to fail
FAULTED: The drive is not found or is inaccessible
OS Health statuses and what they indicate:
- GOOD: Drives are working fine.
- BAD: Contact support team immediately
- Predicted to Fail: Contact support team immediately
The information displayed and what they mean:
Device Name: Each drive is assigned a unique name to enable easy identification.
Disk Temp: Disk temperature is your reference point for ensuring an optimum operating temperature of 5-55℃. Maintaining an optimum operating temperature can increase the service life of your hard drive.
Serial Number: A unique serial number is assigned to each storage drive for identification. This is useful in case of any drive replacement.
Capacity: Indicates the storage capacity of the hard drive.
Active Status: Depending on the working condition of the drive, it is assigned the status ‘Good’, ‘Bad’, or ‘Predicted to fail’.
The 'General Info' section displays the device uptime (or the duration for which the device has been online) and memory used.
The 'Network' section lists the network interfaces and IP addresses on the device.
Device health notification
Go to 'Settings' > 'Email Notification' > ‘Server Alert Notification’ to manage notification settings for the BMR device health.
- Set the ‘Admin Email (Primary)’ for receiving important notifications regarding the BMR device, and to recover the account password
- Select the checkbox ‘Send alert when the BMR device is offline for more than 48 hours (Applicable only if cloud replication is enabled).' It is recommended to select this option and enable periodic monitoring of the device's health.
- In the 'Additional Email' section, add the email addresses of the individuals who need to be notified of BMR device health
RAID repair function - storage file system integrity failure
In case of a storage file system integrity failure, an error message and a ‘Scrub’ option will be displayed. Scrub is a repair function that identifies and repairs the integrity errors of the storage file system.
To perform ‘Scrub’ repair,
- Stop any ongoing backup operation.
- Click 'Scrub' to initiate the repair of the bad sectors in the file system.
- The progress of the repair is displayed in the scrub progress bar.
- A pop-up message will confirm the completion of the repair.
RAID repair function - disk not detected
When the device is unable to detect a disk, the status may display either ‘Offline’ or ‘Degraded’. Click the 'Repair' link to force the missing disk online.
If the repair operation does not resolve the issue,
- Make a note of the 'Device Name' of the disk that requires troubleshooting.
- Go to 'Settings' > 'Control Panel' > 'Power Options' and click 'Shut Down' to power off the BMR device.
a) Stop any on-going backup operation.
b) Delete all the virtual instances.
c) Review the restore operations as all the restore points will be deleted on reboot.
- Manually take out and reinsert the disk that requires troubleshooting.
- Power on the BMR device.
- Check the disk status for resolution. In case the issue is not resolved, contact BMR support immediately.