Dell perc 5/i array offline with one missing disk and one foreign
Posted on 2011-09-28
Not sure what happened but I moved a server today from one office to another. When trying to boot, the first attempt gave me a message about a file missing or corrupt and said I could replace with Original OS CD. I thought maybe a fluke, so I restarted and tried another boot. This time I got a message regarding the array. I have three 500 GB SATA drives in a RAID 5 config. In the array controller utility, it says the array VD is offline. In the physical disk section it says one disk is missing, one is foreign, and one looks normal. Can't boot. One disk has orange light, must be the bad one. The other two are green, but how do I get the foreign physical disk back online and how do I get the VD back online? I reseated all three drives while powered off, but no change. I opened the box, all looks normal. Should I try booting with the failed drive removed? Should I change the order of the drives in the cage? Any ideas? Thanks.