Rebuild RAID 5 array
Posted on 2008-10-12
I just inherited a server on its last legs apparently. There was an amber status light blinking on the number 3 drive indicating some sort of failure. I figured I would wait until scheduled downtime on Wednesday to look into it further, but as Murphy's law would have it, my Kaseya popped up around 12:30AM this morning to let me know that the server was offline. When I went in to take a look at it, the number 0 drive was also blinking amber. I rebooted the server and all of the lights went back to green on the drives, but it showed in the RAID BIOS at boot time that the RAID 5 array was degraded. Fine, I entered the control utility and it said REBUILD 0% on the container. This did not change for about 30 minutes, so I exited out and rebooted. Then drives 3 and 4 had amber lights. I rebooted once more and the drives all went back to normal, but the container shows drives 3 and 4 as missing members.
Normal OS boot is not possible. It tells me that the OS could not be found. Please help.