I have a Dell PE2950 that has a Perc5i RAID controller that has 1 RAID 5 array on it with 3 drives. I came to work today and one of the drives was in a degraded state (the orange and green lights were flashing. My problem is that the system is out of warranty and I need to replace the drive. The system will not boot to allow me to properly turn the drive off in Open Manage. Can I simply take the drive out and put a new one in? Will it be rebuilt by the other two good drives or will I lose my data on them as well? Help is much appreciated.
Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility.
Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt:
Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
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…