RAID5 ARRAY MISSING! Server Crash!! Adaptec 2130S-3x 74GB Seagate SCSI
Posted on 2006-04-23
I have a SBS03 server running on an Intel MB, DUAL 3.2GHz XEON, 3x Seagate 74GB U320 SCSI HDD, Adaptec 2130S with RAID5.
On Friday I was notified the server screen said "Insert boot media" AAAAAHHHH!!!
Upon restarting the server the Adaptec Card said: "There are missing members in the Array"
Yet there was no information about what member or why. No failed disk message.
I hit ctrl+h to enter the config utility, A message appeared stating there was a change made and I could either except or reject. I rejected. Went to manage arrays, message appeared "no array present". I checked the create array option and my 3 HDD were there. I stated an attempt to create an array, I hit space to select each drive, hit enter to create array, message said: "no disks availabe".
It seams I could initilize the drives, but I DID NOT do that. I checked around to see if there was some other way to identify the issue, tring to find it there was a failed HDD or what. I could find no such information. i restarted the server, same error: "There are missing members in the Array". i entered the config utility, this time I hit "accept" on the message stating there was a change made.
Went to manage arrays, same thing: "no array present", tried to create an array, same thing: "no disks available".
Restared again, got a new error, that the adaptec kernel could not start. At that point I assumed there was an issue with the 2130S card. I flashed the firmware from version 7348 to 8832.
Upon restarting I got a new message: that disk 0:2 was no available. I went into the config utillity, no arrays present, when I went to create an array the HDD's all showed 25MB of space. When I selected the 3 disks and hit enter the RAID creatoin screen appeared. It looked like I could then create the RAID5 array, but the total disk space shaed as being 75GB. very weired. At this point I stopped.
I am hoping I did not lose my array, I dont know if I have a controller card issue or a HDD issue, I dont know if when I flashed the 2130S I lost my array and all hopes of getting my data back????????? I hope not. So any ideas, what can I try? Tommorow morning I have a company dependent (as usal) upon this server being up and running. (at the moment my MX records are being FWD, so I am losing all my emails)