troubleshooting Question

Raid 5 array puncture

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I have an sbs 2008 box running on dell T310 hardware.  Raid 5 with 3 drives with 250gb 7.2k drives, 8 gb ram.

I'm seeing one drive offline in OMSA (running in degraded mode on two drives currently) and puncture errors in the controller logs.  I also cannot get a valid backup using symantec or nt backup.

I contacted Dell and they recommended replacing the drive, backing up and restoring from backup after deleting and recreating the array.

I'm wondering if there are any 3rd party tools, steps t take to either fix the puncture or get a valid backup for restore.

I'm running exchange and db are on c drive but under 10gb of space.

chkdsk does not work but I'm wondering if verify disk media is an option?

thanks much.
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