Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 157
  • Last Modified:

Rebuilding a Win2k server after drive ID0 failed I had a software raid 5 on 3 drives ID1, ID2, ID3 Looking for precautions?

Is there any precautions I should take with the remaining 3 drives that are configured as a software Raid 5? should I remove the drives while I reinstall Win2k? or should I leave them in the machine and let it detect the Raid during the setup phase?
Thanks In advance.
0
kevinrobertson
Asked:
kevinrobertson
1 Solution
 
pjknibbsCommented:
Leave them in the machine and see what happens. Win2K should recognise the three drives once it's installed and allow you to access the data on it, provided that data wasn't NTFS encrypted--you may need to fiddle around with file permissions, though.

If you're worried about Windows formatting the extra drives if you leave them in, then stop worrying--Windows Setup will not format ANY drive on your system unless you explicitly tell it to, so as long as you confine the installer to operating on the new drive you should be fine.
0
 
kevinrobertsonAuthor Commented:
I did leave the drives in. After the OS was loaded I went into the Storage management and right clicked and imported the the drives it saw that it was a 3 disk set gave me a warning that the data was incomplete and I clicked ok and it started regenerating the raid. So far so good. Everthing seems to be in tact. Even though the message warned me of possible data loss.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now