File server RAID 5 array failure.
Posted on 2011-09-19
My one, and only, file server RAID5 array has failed. It is a 6 drive array. 2 drives failed over the weekend. I'm swapped the drives with new disks, but the server still will not mount the data drive.
Card 0 - Slot 0 and Slot 1 - C: OS
Card 1 - Slot 0,1,2,3,4,5 - D: Data
After swapping the bad disks for the new disks, I'm prompt at server boot to press F1 to continue booting but disable the array, of to press F2 to accept the data loss and reinitialize the disk.
I'm not sure if I have other options, or if that drive/data is lost. Restores of the data will probably take 3 full business days, as do our full backups.
Please help, thanks!