Hello I have a Dell PowerEdge 1435 with a Dell UCS-51 E2K-UCS-51 (B) GU186 UN939 RD996 PCI-e Raid Poweredge Adapter Card in a RAID1. The RAID card failed due to a budging capacitor. To work around the failure I removed the Raid card and wired a single drive to the mother board to get the server back online.
My question is: how can I best restore the RAID1 with a new replacement Raid card?
The running drive has the drivers for the raid card so that shouldn't be a problem. Hopefully the new card will pickup the foreign configuration on the active drive then I can add the other drive maybe after a format and rebuild.
Or I could make an Acronis disk image of the active drive, rebuild the RAID virtual drive and image back to the virtual drive. I don't want to do that if I can help it as the drive has a couple of hundred gigabytes of data on in as well as being the DC and it would take some time.
Advice with a procedure would be greatly appreciated. The server is out of warranty so I don't think I can call Dell for help.
The OS is Server 2003 Standard.