I have an SBS2003 R2 server Dell PowerEdge 2900III just brought online with SQL 2005 2 days ago, today storms in the area have had 2 or 3 surge on the PDUs, and the PDUs surge, was bad had to replace it am trying to boot and am getting corrupt file go to Recovery console to try to recover have recovered one file L_intl.nsl and rebooted next corrupted file is PCI.sys have tried to go back to Recovery Console to copy and expand the PCI.sy_ to the drivers folder but am unable to copy the file, so I have 8 drives raid 6 if I rebuild this with OEM software it will loose the raid and there fore loose the data on the sql partation but here is the real question do I need to rebuild the entire server over again, hardware is fine no bad sectors on the drives at all can I pull out 2 drives and rebuild it and then put back in the 2 drives removed and recover the data from these drives.
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Are you sure the OEM will wipe the arrays?
In any case I know Acronis True image server will allow you to boot from the cd then create a backup of the system.  This will allow you to image the server to say a network storage device.
Once this is done you can rebuild the machine and then use ATI to get the data back of your choosing from the image.
Have you tried a chkdsk /r on the system volume yet?
I have dealt with SBS quite a bit and I am afraid you are not going to like my advice.  I have seen a lot of attempts to recover on SBS and they usually do not go well.  Unfortunately, SBS has so many services integrated that when you attempt to repair anything you are more often than not going to find that you have now just unmasked a NEW issue.  Since this system is only two days old, I would strongly recommend that you reinstall the system and make sure that this is stable.  You might be able to patch it up only to have to work on it again and again every other week.  Hopefully, as soon as you finished the install you created a base backup or image.  In that case, you can save yourself a lot of time now by installing only the first disk and then doing a system state restore.  That really is the "best" answer.

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