ML350 G6 -RAID5 config with failed drives - Backups appear corrupt
Posted on 2013-01-29
ML350 G6 with 3x 300GB SAS 2.5 Drives. Runng SBS2011.
C Drive - OS
E Drive - DATA
Backup software Storagecraft Shadowprotect, which is a imaged based backup.
We installed this server for a customer and heard no more. They refused the support option, so they were on their own.
Server stopped booting, looked at the smartstart and all 3 drives haved failed, HP confirmed too from the logs. I thought if a drive failed it was marked as failed and not used? Its as if the server has continued to use the failed drives? As it was still attempting to boot into windows, even with all free status lights flashing red from the front of the server.
The backups have completed everynight with no issue. I have installed new drives and restored the C drive, it attempts to boot but fails. I have extracted data from the OS volume with no problem.
Any thoughts on how I can get this to boot?