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?