[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

Can I restore a RAID-0 array after reinstalling OS?

Posted on 2003-11-08
2
Medium Priority
?
595 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I have a raid-0 array on the raid controller on my my mobo(Epox 8k3a+). I have WinXP installed on a seperate seperate drive on a different IDE controller. I created the array after I had winxp installed. What I'm wondering is, after I reinstall winXP how can I get it to recognize the RAID-0 array without losing any of the data on it? And do I have to install the RAID drivers when prompted by the winxp install process soon after booting from the cd?

As an aside, if I install Linux in the future will I have to do anything special make it able to detect the array?
0
Comment
Question by:JDmears3
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
chicagoan earned 560 total points
ID: 9709295
Assuming you don't touch the partion table on the array the new XP installation should see it.
You should install the 3rd party storage drivers at setup when prompted.
Most modern linux distributions will deted the HighPoint RAID controller at installation time. HighPoint has drivers for caldera, suse and redhat (at least).
To use the array you've created though, it will have to be a file system that Linux understands if you're talking about accessing the data that's already there, otherwise you can partition and format it during installation.

Needless to say, you should have a backup, especially before you reload your operating system.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:chicagoan
ID: 9709306
typo ^^^ linux distributions will DETECT the HighPoint ... sorry
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question