2003 sp2 Exchange Server Enterprise
2003 sp1 Server Enterprise
C: drive is 100GB Logical Drive over x4 36GB drives in a RAID 5 set
D: drive is 280GB Logical Drive over x5 70GB drives in a RAID 5 set
Last night I upgraded our 2003 sp1 Exchange to sp2 + any O/S hot fixes and DST fix. No problem with the upgrade or hot fix, but @ about 200 a.m. I lost two of the five drives in the RAID 5 set (drive D) that had the exchange install. I’m currently replacing the hardware & bringing up the drives & going to recreate the D: drive. (server is bootable)
I have a full online backup (Veritas) of Exchange taken @ about 1700 last night. I also have an offline backup from about 2000. (I stopped all exchange servers & copied the exchange folder over to a SANs) But.. both backups for are with 2003 sp1 Exchange, not sp2. My sp2 full backup died when the drives went down.
Currently I have all exchange services stopped on the box. What is my best method of restore?
Should I copy the files back & then do an update /dr for sp2.
Then try to mount the DS/IS?
Reinstall with /dr option & restore from SAN’s & then update with /dr?
I truly appreciate any help.
Thanks – James
Also – I was convinced this was a backplane issue with the RAID controller, just ruled that out. Bad luck with two drives failing.