How can we confirm that we're running RAID 5 (had to rebuild array after a crash)?
Posted on 2007-09-28
One of our Win3k Servers crapped out the other day when attempting to reboot after installing a single Windows Security update. The server halted during the reboot process, notified us of a problem with the RAID 5 array, and prompted us to rebuild the array (which is what we chose).
The re-building of the array took over 10 hrs (!!!), .. but after all was said and done, .. we got another message telling us that some other kind of problem had occurred, .. and so we had to reboot again, .. this time choosing "ignore".
So the machine booted up into windows just fine, and appears to be working normally. However, .. we don't know how to determine whether or not RAID 5 is enabled and functioning normally.
How can we determine whether or not RAID 5 is enabled and functioning normally? Would the machine even boot if RAID 5 was disabled or problematic?
I've checked in the Device Manager as well as Disk administrator, and I can't find any clues as to whether or not it's enabled. Please advise.