PERC 3/DI - Missing member in a container

Posted on 2006-04-19
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have an old server Dell Poweredge 1650 which has 3 HDDs on a RAID 5 Container. Due to some voltage surge the server crashed and it is not able to find the boot partition.

When I go into "CTrl A" into the Controller Setup, I see that all the 3 drives are fine when I run a test. But inside the container info it shows "Critical" and 2 HDDs show missing member on it. This server is out of warrenty, so I cannot call Dell.

How do I get the HDDs back into the Container?
Is reinitialisation of this container recommended?

Please help.

Question by:vijmat
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    Accepted Solution

    Do not re-initialise the container if you need to keep the data!

    Try going into the controller BIOS using CTRL-A. You should then see an option for CTRL-R (from memory) that allows you to attempt recovery. If the drives are OK and are just logically offline, then you can safely force *both* of them back online and your data should all be there. If only one drive is offline, then you must select rebuild.

    If you do not have a recovery option in the BIOS (and on a 1650 you should), then you'll need to upgrade the PERC controller BIOS:
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    by:Duncan Meyers
    Glad to be of assistance.

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