delete and rebuild RAID 50 on HP Proliant server
Posted on 2012-12-31
I have an HP proliant server that was preconfigured for RAID 50. A few weeks ago, I noticed a hard drive was blinking amber and I tried reseating, but the green normal light would not come back. I called HP and found the hardware was not covered so I purchased a new hard drive and made the swap, hoping RAID 50 would rebuild, but it did not and the drive is stil amber. Today I went to rebuild the raid array, but am concerned. It appears I have to delete the current RAID configuration and than create a new one. If I do go the system setup and choose to delete the array, will that wipe out all my data? I get a warning when I go to delete. I want to be double sure that I am not about to wipe out my data. I am hoping once I delete the current array, I can create a new one and all the data from the old array will still be there when I boot back up. Am I correct?