Dell SC420 - RAID 1 Mirror question
Posted on 2006-06-18
I have a customer with a Dell SC420 RAID1 mirror, that last week had a “degraded” drive. I found out it was drive 1, and removed the drive and rebooted. Of course, that remove the array – The server started up fine obviously only running on the one good drive. Here comes my question – After installing the new drive, and getting into the “Adaptec RAID config utility” there are several menu items, 2 of which are "Manage Array", and "Create Array". If I go to create the array, it shows the (2) 80 gb drives on the left to be selected to added to the array. Basically you click on it to select it and it will move over to the right side as a “selected drive” – the thing is, only the NEW drive is highlighted, or able to be selected and moved – is this right? Does only the NEW drive need to be selected and moved to the right? I’m a little confused, and don’t want anything BAD to happen. Please help!