Backup solution in event of server hardware (not hard drive) crash
Posted on 2011-10-17
We just picked up a Dell server (see specs):
PowerEdge T110 Tower Server
--SBS Essentials 2011
-- SATA Cable
-- Processor: Intel Xeon Processor X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo
-- 4 GB Memory (2x2GB), 1333MHz Single Ranked UDIMM
-- SAS 6/iR Integrated Controller
-- HD Multi-Select
-- RAID 1 - Add-in SAS6iR or H200 (SAS/SATA Controller), 2 Hard Drives
-- Power Cord, NEMA 5-15P to C13, wall plug, 10 feet
-- SAS6iR/S300 Cable
-- 2 1TB GB Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5-in Cabled Hard Drive
-- 16X DVD ROM Drive
-- Chassis with up to 4 Cabled Hard Drives
-- Baseboard Management Controller
We set up a RAID1 configuration. I'm hoping that if a HD crashes we can simply replace and the RAID will rebuild. Is this true?
If the motherboard kicks the bucket, what solutions do we have?
I was thinking that if we picked up an identical Dell system, we could pop the HD out of the old server and put into the new server and be good to go? Dell told me that the RAID is tied to the specific motherboard/controller and that is not possible?
Any input? In summary, if we had motherboard failure on the current server what would be the quickest and easiest way to be up and running again?
Thank you for any input.