Do I need to rebuild my RAID array in Dell with PERC?
Posted on 2007-03-27
I have a Dell 1600SC with four RAID 5 Drives and they're striped. I had one drive fail, when I took out the bad drive and rebooted the extra drive kicked in. I replaced the bad drive and in the RAID BIOS utilty this is what it looks like
1. Online A00-00
2. Ready (Newly replaced drive)
3. Online A00-02
4. Online A00-01
It's been so long since I configured this server and I'm not as familiar with PERC. Do I need to rebuild the array? This is slightly risky doing so correct? Must I do it at POST or is there a windows utility that I can use. Or, is everything fine and disk 2 will pick up if one of the other drives fail? I doubt that's the case but it's nice to wish. Is anyone very familiar with Dell and PERC?