RAID Card / Info Quick Question
Posted on 2005-04-08
Quick question on RAID...
I have a drive bay with a split backplane. One part is connected to on NT server with RAID-5. The second part is connected to a Win2k3 server Raid-5.
The management utilities say that the fans on the second are not running, but i can physically see that they are... I have been in contact with Dell and tried everything they can think of except for replacing the Raid card.
My co-worker says that if we replace the RAID card, we will have to do a complete restore of both servers from tape because the drive data is contained on the RAID card.
I do not believe this to be true, but have not been able to find information to 'prove' that it isn't true.
All my knowledge of RAID tells me that al the RAID data is contained ont eh drives themselves... fault tolerence... if what he said is true, there is no fault tolerence because if just the card goes bad, you would have to resotore the entire system.....
Can anyone tell me who is correct here?
Thanks ahead of time,