Repairing Degraded RAID
Posted on 2010-08-12
I have taken over support for a new client and in initial review of SBS box noticed that Disk Management is showing that a Mirrored Volume is showing 'Failed Redundancy' with Errors on one of the disks. As it turns out the disk is quite old (infact ancient) as it is a 120GB 7200RPM Barracuda.
What are the next steps?
Do I attempt to rebuild the array? I assume that the utility I use would be on boot up, rather than through windows as it is more than likely a hardware controller?
Do I go straight for a new drive and swap out? I was under the impression that I needed an identical drive for the array to rebuild, but I see posts about being able to use a larger drive, but the RAID would only recognise it as a 120GB (or use 120GB). This is fine for me as they have a new server on its way in 18 days, so just looking to get through safely.