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fault on drive 0

Hi. I have just started work at a new client site and they have a fault on drive 0 of a Raid drive. One of our tech's rebooted the server and it has yet to come up. Please note we are remote since it's a Sunday night. Would the drive fault cause the issue? I am just wondering what we are going to expect in the morning.

DELL PERC 5/i SCSI
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
What type of RAID you have ?
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jmahlmannAuthor Commented:
I think it's a raid 5.
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
It will take time to rebuild the data/parity  from the reset of RAID members after replacing the failed hard disk with a new one.
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jmahlmannAuthor Commented:
So I can not boot it up with another one of the raid drive already in the system? I have to get a new hard drive?
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
If RAID 5 yes you need a replacement hard disk with the same o larger size of the failed one.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_replace_a_harddrive_in_a_raid5

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/what-happens-when-hard-disk-fails-in-raid-5/
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HonezCommented:
Do you know if the system has the DRAC set up?  If so you can see the perc setup to see exactly what is going on.  Remember a raid 5 set without a hot spare can only lose one drive without data loss, which means you will want to replace the defective drive as soon as possible.  I would also consider the addition of a hot spare.
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jmahlmannAuthor Commented:
Yeah. That is what I figured. Was hoping it wasn't that. I will check on it tomorrow and then update the question. Thanks.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
With only a single failed drive, it should still come up.  The drive has likely failed and needs to be replaced, but other things could have caused it to go offline, although thd drive would still be healthy.  For example, if the RAID controller has marked the configuration as "foreign" (much more likely with outdated firmware), then it will not boot until you import it.  Once you get onsite tomorrow, I would call Dell BEFORE doing anything with it.
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jmahlmannAuthor Commented:
Thanks PowerEdgeTech. Will do that.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Not that we couldn't help you through it here ... it is just MUCH easier to do it with someone on the phone rather than through a forum :)
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