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How do you save RAID configurations on a Dell 2600 server?
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If you have an AMI/LSI, Mylex or Adaptec RAID controller, the answer is NO. The RAID configuration is stored on the hard disks themselves.

You might consider disk cloning instead.
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Ok, here's our situation.  We have one Dell 2600 that crashed, we are trying to pull the hard drive out of that crashed server, and putting it on a different Dell 2600.  I'm just concerned that if we do that, we will break the RAID on the server.  All we're trying to do is read/ or try to save the data thats in the old hard drives.  We were advised to save the RAID configuration on the new server, so when we do the switch, it would not affect the original RAID configuration.  Any help would be great.
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I have this trick (not sure it will work for you), but try it is only way to find out. Hook up whole raid on system, reinstalling XP with the F6 utility driver (make sure you have drivers in floppy available). When it goes to the select hard disk to install windows, then hit the F3 key the exist the install, then the RAID5 array should come to Rebuild mode.

You must sure there is nothing different between 2 Dell 2600 you have there.
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