?
Solved

Failed RAID 1 Array - Power Issue with server

Posted on 2009-07-01
2
Medium Priority
?
312 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hi,

A lightning strike along the telephone lines has burnt the pci modem and seems to have done damage either to the PSU or motherboard. The server will not start (Dell PowerEdge 840) and is showing a flashing amber and green light alternating on the unit. I need to know a few things please experts:

1. IS it possible to remove the disks (250Gb SATA WD's) and add them to another computer via a USB adapter and then initialise the disk and copy the data?

2. If not, is it possible to move the RAID controller to another motherboard with a PCI Express slot and mount the RAID from an Operating System installed on a non raid disk/partition

3. Finally - if none of those are possible can i take an image of each drive and then use RAID Constructor to create a RAID image, then GetDataBack to retrieve the files.

4. Definately Finally - if anyone has any other suggestions i am more than open

Thanks

Wesley
0
Comment
Question by:Concept_Wes
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
ComputerTechie earned 2000 total points
ID: 24757774
Yes it possible to exract the data from the drive using an enclosure. Since it was a Raid 1 and that is a mirror raid.
As long as the drives are not burned for the strike you should be ok. if unable to access the data usinga an enclosure directly i recommend usind GetDataBack NTFS.

CT
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Concept_Wes
ID: 31598930
ComputerTechie, unfortunately I think you guessed it right - the drive controllers are toast! The drive spins but not much else, goosed im afraid.

Thanks for your help though

Wes
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you ever consider purchasing any Daossoft Software Products, DON'T expect any meaningful support - This article should convince you why!
The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
Suggested Courses

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question