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How to determine when it is safe to remove a multi-disk carrier

Removing a multi-disk carrier before it is safe to do so can result in one or more RAID groups becoming degraded, or possibly even a storage disruption. Data ONTAP provides several indications of when it is safe to remove a multi-disk carrier.

When a multi-disk carrier needs to be replaced, the following events must have occurred before you can remove the carrier safely:

Attention: You cannot reuse the carrier mate of a failed disk. When you remove a multi-disk carrier that contains a failed disk, you must replace and return the entire carrier.