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Exploring and Repairing an DS6800

This is an knowledge base of various information about the IBM DS6800 that I hope will be useful if you ever need to repair one of these disk arrays.

The intention is for this post to be updated as new information becomes apparent or outdated. Right now the post is very much in a pre-alpha state and I hope to have more of a narrative down the road, but I thought it would be fun to share the story as it develops.


The DS6800 controller, our patient

Note: The post has been moved to its own site to allow for other interested parties to contribute. Turns out there are quite a number of people that want to help :-).

Continue reading at https://ds6800.mainframe.dev.

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  1. I need help with a DS6800 1750-511
    Anyone know about them?

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    1. If you got my email address, let me know. Basically, I have two CF cards that are corrupted and manually done an fsck on them and the filesystems were dirty. Now there are missing or corrupted files on them. Is there a way to reflash those without having the SEA install file? Or if I even had a dd image would be fine.

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  3. Hi! very good page!!!
    I need help with DS Storage Manager.
    We lost the disk and now i cant manage the storage DS6800. You have one?
    Thanks in advance!!!

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    1. Do you have a support contract? If so IBM should be able to get you the software. It wouldn't be legal for me to provide you with software, so sadly I cannot help you :(

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