Raid 5 crash
Posted on 2011-03-23
I was upgrading my servers hard drives over the past few days. The setup is raid 5 with 5 drives. I switched one drive at a time and let the configuration rebuild. The last I saw, the 5th drive was 92% complete rebuilding. When I came back the server was bsod and a restart will not boot. I put all of my old drives in and still won't boot. I thought it might be the controller so I tried both sets of drives in an identical server, but neither boot.
Out last backup was from over 12 hours ago, which means a lot of lost data. Any ideas on why the servers won't recognize the raid configurations? Any way to get that data back without hiring specialists?
Thanks in advance.