SCSI RAID Mirrored Array - What happens if the controller breaks?
Posted on 2004-04-22
Hello all, following my previous question, we've decided to go with a single channel SCSI RAID controller from LSI, but I have one more check to make....
the question is...is it possible to read the data off a disk that had been in a mirrored SCSI RAID array from a normal SCSI controller, should our SCSI RAID controller die on us?
For example, if we connected our drives up to the SCSI RAID controller, and create a mirrored RAID array and then, at some point down the line, the RAID controller fails (_not_ a hard disk that is part of the array), would it be possible to bring the system back up by simply removing one of the disks from the broken controller, and connecting that disk to the working (original) SCSI non-RAID interface?
Cheers in advance