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Degraded virtual disks Dell Perc 5/i

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Hello,
I'm trying to restore 2 degraded virtual disks on a Poweredge 2950.
I'm unsure if the previous IT had attempted some kind of fix or what but checking the Virtual Disks in the Dell OMSA I can see a RAID-1 and RAID-5 are both degraded.
Now the odd thing happens when I go to check those individually, the RAID-1 only has 1 disk and the RAID-5 only has 2 (see the screenshots attached). These RAIDs are not possible with the number of drives. Obviously I want to restore this server to a healthy state but I don't want to just slap disks in without first checking it. So does anyone know what I should do?
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Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
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seems there were drives removed at one time because of a failure which is why it is degraded

looks like from the screenshots the raid 1 is 72gb and raid 5 is 146gb
you would technically need 1 additional drive for each
considering those drive sizes are not sold anymore (possibly 146gb but highly unlikely) you can get 300gb drives to replace with

once inserted, you need to make them a hot spare which will fill in the missing drive in the raid 1 and the same with the second drive to make the 3rd piece of the raid 5
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Thanks Seth, have purchased the drives already so will do a backup and have a go!
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