Rebuild of Array/HDD!
Posted on 2006-10-30
I have an issue with one of our domain controllers. Last week one (1 of 2) of the Hard Disks have failed and therefore purchased a new HDD to replace the old one. I have made sure the discs are identical in terms of speed, pins/channels and that they are same size etc. They are a different manufacturer (Maxtor Atlas 10k IV and Fujitsu MAW3073NC) and have been advised that as long as the same size and speed and not smaller then it should not be a problem.
I have removed the failed disc and installed the new one and as it stands there is no Windows OS RAID/ SCSI Disc management software so am having to reboot the server and press ALT + M to enter the RAID Management Suite.
The Console has detected both discs as in the current setup ID0 - is the Fujistu and ID1 - is the Maxtor (Current) HDD. I have tried to select Rebuild and it does not seem to like it and at the moment the Fujitsu is highlighted by a RED font. I know it seems a little vague as I tried installing this yesterday and as the server needs to be up and running I can't access the software as the server needs a reboot.
If anyone could let me know the steps I need to do for the installation of a new HDD for RAID I would be most grateful. I don't know whether I need to format the disc first before the RAID software can begin a rebuild and also was not sure if the process was not automatic either.
Normally I have used Dell Servers with the Windows based RAID software and have found it very straight forward.
Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.