Inherited a Vtrak RAID file server from bought out company - not a lot of experience on RAIDs and virtually no documentation was left for me. Currently all files are accessible as far as I can tell so the system is fully operational.
The RAID is connected to Apple x-serve and there is a bookmark in Safari for the web interface of the RAID but no login page comes up (maybe that's because the network/IP scheme was folded into the new parent company's network ?).
Anyways, there is a drive bay with a red light on it, so I'm assuming it needs to be replaced, but - here's the newb part - is this just a matter of pulling out the drive and replacing it if it's RAID 5? Can I do this while unit is still powered on or do I need to shut it down? Only docs left for me say "Promise vTrak Raid. Primary File Storage System. Has 26 TB of storage set up in a RAID 5 Fasion with two hot swaps. Connected to (Apple Server) via 4 Fibre Channel Cable" - As I haven't confirmed backups yet I want to be extra sure that I won't lose anything if I pull out that drive. the unit is also repeating three quick beeps - I believe that is an indication that the caching isn't fully built (?) - per the manual.
Thanks for reading all of that! Any guidance would be much appreciated.