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School boy error with RAID setup

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A bit of a school boy error on my brand new server regarding RAID.

Original setup

array #0: drive 2 + 3 RAID 1 (Win2k3 install)
array #1: drive 1 + 4 RAID 0 (empty array)

I converted array #1 to RAID 1 assuming that the setup would just mirror drives 1 + 4 and then saved the changes.

Upon restart the system would not boot so I went back into the RAID setup utility.
This is what the setup now reads:

array #0: drive 1 + 3 RAID 1
array #1: drive 2 + 4 RAID 1


For some reason the RAID setup has moved the drives around effecting both arrays.

Is there anyway I can salvage my Win2k3 install or should I just bite bullet and re-install?
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Question by:Estoriltech
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InteraX earned 240 total points
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Depends on the controller.
What controller you using?
Have you tried removing all disks apart from drive 3?
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If you have just installed it and no important files are stored, I'd go for the second option: Just re-install and learn from it.
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by:Estoriltech
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FIXED IT!!!!!

I removed all arrays and made drive 2 bootable. Thank god!! I would have been dead meet otherwise..

Have some points anyway
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ThanQ, glad you solved your problem
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Thanks.
Glad you managed to fix it quickly.
;-)
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