I have a Dell PE T410 with a RAID1 software configuration. There is an amber light on the front panel of the server. I called Dell and gave them the information:
E1810 hard drive 1 fault. Review and Clear SEL.
I opened System Administrator and it said:
-Connector 0 (RAID)
-Physical Disk 0:0:0 Online
-Physical Disk 0:0:1 Failed
A Dell tech remoted in and basically found what I found and more. He said not only is Physical Disk 0:0:1 failed but the RAID software is bad, so if I were to replace the failed HD and when the good one would try to restore information on the replaced HD, the problem would carry over to the new HD. He said he would have to send two HDs and that I would have to reinstall everything from scratch. So much for having a RAID 1 with RAID software! I have everything backing up daily onto an external hard drive using Windows Server Backup. I also have my data backing up to a NAS device. I am currently looking at buying a new server but I am afraid this server will not last very long under this condition. The Dell guy said it may last a week and then it will fail. He also said not to reboot the server because it will not reboot in this state. My question is what steps should I take to preserve the Exchange mailboxes if this server fails before I get the other server setup and configured?