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Dell Server RAID 5 Virtual Drives & Recovery

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Server HardwareWindows Server 2008DellRAID
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Hi, I have a Dell T300 server with a 4 disk RAID 5 controlled by a PERCENT 6/i controller and running Server 2008 R2.

I lost two drives and have replaced them with Dell certified hard disks. I also made a system state back up on an external drive before it crashed.


I replaced the two bad drives and initialized both of them through the RAID controller and it shows four physical disks online. .

I then created two RAID 5 virtual disks:

- Disk 0 (300 GB) and Disk 1 (balance of available space, about 2.6 TB).

I load windows but I only see Disk 0 on Windows Explorer.

The Server Manager, though, shows both VD's but only Disk 0 has a drive letter assigned to it. TI need to a drive letter to Disk 1 so I can see it as a drive in windows explorer.

 

But the most perplexing thing is recovering the system state.

I boot up by hitting F8 and open windows in Active Directory Repair Mode, open Windows Server Backup, select Recover and go through the bouncing ball.

I see the backup folder on my external drive, select it and start the process but after just a few seconds it tells me that the Server Backup Service has stopped.????

Help and Thanks, Clint
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