Trying to rebuild a RAID Array on a Adaptec 2610SA
Posted on 2007-12-06
Best not ask how I got into this situation, but anyway, here's my problem that I'm hoping someone can help with:
I've got 3x 80Gb Hard Drives and a 6 port Adaptec 2610SA SATA RAID Controller installed in a Dell box.
2x Hard Drives were working (until I played with them). The 3rd was blank.
Some how I killed (status - FAILED) the RAID Array (by removing the drives when powered off)
I cloned (using Acronis True Image Server) one of the working hard drives (for saftey reasons) and initilised the 2x working hard drives that make up the array and began the rebuild using Adaptec's BIOS utility.
Once the rebuild was finished, I tried starting the machine.... No OS Found.
Both hard drives are blank. (Thank goodness I made an image of one of them)
Now, I've cloned the 2x blank hard drives so I have 3 copies of the original Windows installation.
My questions are:
How do I rebuild the array without wiping the data on the 2x hard drives OR how can I copy the 3rd hard drive onto a rebuild array.
Any help you could provide would be wonderful, as my client would like their computer back in 8 hours.
I'll sit here and await any suggestion and will post a responce as soon as incase someone wants to "talk" me through it.
Thanks heaps in advance.