RAID 5 drives out of sequence
Posted on 2006-04-10
I have a client that decided to do some spring cleaning and removed the drives from his Dell PowerEdge 2400 so he could vacuum. This is a server running hot-swap SCSI drives only, 3 drives, on a Windows 2000 Server box. The problem is, he doesn't know what order he took them out or how they go back in. We have tried all possible combinations to re-insert the drives, but it will not boot. We tried the various combinations in all open drive bays in case they were not in the usual open ports. No matter what, we can't get the server up. Does anyone have any idea how we could go about discovering the correct ordre for the drives?