RAID/Server 2003 Mirrored drive problem
Posted on 2009-06-29
Hello Experts! I have a question for you! I have a Microsoft 2003 Server with a mirrored RAID set. I'll be the first to admit, I am not the best at RAID configs, but DO know enough to get by. Having said that...I ASSUMED (we all know what that means), that there were 2 SATA 250 GB drives installed in a mirrored set AND that there was another BOOTABLE drive with the OS on it. NOT TRUE. THe drives WERE mirrored, but housed. I thought that the technician that they had before me, had never built the RAID properly (This was due to MANY other issues that I found in a short time). Nevertheless...I rebuilt the RAID losing all data. Or so I thought... I swapped drive 0 with drive 1 and the RAID resynced. I thought that I was out of the woods...not yet. The system would not boot into the OS. I then swapped drives again (back to their original posistions). Still no luck. Is there a way to make the drive boot again. I believe that all data is there and in tact, but I think that there may be a problem with the boot sector. Any ideas?