How do you rebuild a Failed Raid 5 or recover data from the two remaining members ?
Posted on 2009-04-10
2003 server with a HighPoint rocketraid 2224 bios version 1.7 that was set up as a three hard drive raid 5 . One of the hard drives failed , The other two hard drives are good.
I have added exact Same drive 320 gig wd sata 2 , I also added a fourth drive , marked it as (jbod)and installed xp pro on it so i could install Highpoint Web Gui version 1.5 and attempt to repair the raid 5 . I can add the new hd wd 320 as a spare , but it will not rebuild , it said under Raid status that array is disabled , These two drives will not run on non raid sata port(tried on several machines) (they have to be connected to the raid card to be seen)so I could use raid constructor to get their data .
Is there a utility that will mark a new drive as the one that failed and add it to the raid5 , or would that work?
I need to enable this array , or rebuild this array with no data loss ,
as their external backup had filled up and was not accepting any more backups .
I need to recover the data , as this company is down until we come up with an answer or fix.
Thanking You in advance for Your Help , Thanks