arcea 1120 raid stopt working
Posted on 2011-03-02
We have/had an Areca 1120 S-ata II x8 channel raid controller.
Which works great and always had.
Since today the server isn't starting any more.
On boot the raid controller becomes active and shows in the menu that there is no raid set defined.
Don't know what went wrong.
The log shows that there was a read error on channel 6. So I disconnected the disk6 and rebooted the system.
Then it showed me that the channel 1 and channel 2 were disconnected as well.
Probably bad connection.
Rechecked the S-ata cables and power cables.
Now all 7 disks are detectable. But no raid set is defined.
So I cannot boot.
I could create a new raid set but I think that will destroy all of our data.
The bad news is I don't have a good backup set from this raid disk set.
So I would really like to recover the data first before reinstalling.
The other bad news for me is that the OS is FreeBSD. And I don't have much knowledge about this OS. Its rock solid and setting up is easy also samba file sharing.
That is the only server role done. now, what can I do?