RAID 5 array broken in half
Posted on 2007-04-05
My media server, a WinXP Pro box with a rocket raid 454 card, just split its RAID5 array in half.
On bootup, the card bios announces that drives 3 and 4 have failed. Bypassing the array, and booting into the OS, I run the RAID software. It shows TWO identically named (RAID_5_0) RAID5 arrays, each containing two live disks. Both are, of course, broken.
Is there any way to recombine these into the one original array and save the data? The only thing I can think of is to delete one of the arrays and then add the two freed disks to the original array, but belive that if I do that, the system will simply treat the "new" disks as blank, and the array will still be toast.
This is critical!
Thanks in advance,