breaking a raid 5

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
We are running a 2003 small business server Dell Poweredge 2800 with 3 36 gig hd raid 5. The question is what is the best way to break the raid and setup single drives  Can you run a V2i Powerquest image and restore to a single 250 gig drive.
Question by:LSwitzer
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    becarefull if you are going to break RAID, you should take backup of every thing from RAID volume.

    use the default feature of windows 2003 to break RAID.

    Image of your system can not work properly if the change in hardware is occure. coz window 200x HAL can't let run imaged windows for security reason.

    imaging only works fine when you restore the image with out doing any hardware modification.



    Author Comment

    How do you use the default feature of windows 2003 to break RAID
    LVL 3

    Accepted Solution

    on my computer right click -> manage -> disk management -> right click on your Raid Volume and click delete volume.

    but make sure that you have taken backup all of your data.



    Featured Post

    What Security Threats Are You Missing?

    Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

    Join & Write a Comment

    It is a known fact that servers reach the end of their lives. Some get there quicker than others, based on age, manufacturer, usage and several other factors. However, if your organization has spent time deploying Microsoft's Active Directory server…
    Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

    728 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now