I have a IBM xSeries server that had 8 - 300GB drives set up in RAID 5. The RAID went out and we were left with an error message that stated "the following arrays have missing members and cannot be configured". I worked with IBM and Adaptec to no avail in an attempt to bring the RAID array back online. It looks like I will be forced to rebuild the RAID array and system (losing all data on the RAID). We do have backups that were done by Server 2008 backup manager to external hard drives.
The system had full disk encryption (FDE) with Truecrypt (required an initial password before booting into MS Server 2008). We do have a Truecrypt recovery cd. There is very little info on the Truecrypt site as to how to go about recovering an entire operating system with FDE and I want to be sure of the process before proceding. Does anyone have a procedural handle on how to go about rebuilding this machine? Not sure if Truecrypt encrypts the backups... Any help appreciated!