We have a single SBS2003 server on its way to us, that one of our clients has been working with, so details are general, and wondered whether you could provide any guidance.
The server is made by Dell, and has 2 drives connected via a SCSI interface. There is no hradware RAID conrtroller, so I am presuming that the RAID is software implemented.
The boot drive failed, and the server would not start up. The client decided to re format the replacement drive and re install SBS2003. On doing this, they find that the second drive still holds all of the OS and data from the server.
My question is, if the second drive is viable, can we remove the newly installed volume, and somehow activate the second drive, so that it boots up OK, and then introduce the new drive, therby making a functioning software RAID again?
If this is possible, what steps would we need to take to make the old drive bootable, and what would we need to do to the freshly installed sbs volume to make it ready for including in the new RAID pair??
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.