I have a Dell T410 server with Perc s300 raid using RAID 1. There was a failure of one drive and the other is degraded. I replaced the failed drive because I only had one spare available. In the boot utility (Ctrl-R) I configured the new drive as a hot spare. When I rebooted and hit Ctrl-R again I see that the Virtual disk is listed as degraded but both drives are listed as hot spares.
I can still boot to Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Open Manage Server Administrator the Virtual Disk name says NONE and status says Failed. The only task available is Delete.
Under Physical Disks 0:0:0 has a state of Degraded with failure predicted YES and 0:0:1 has a state of Online with failure predicted NO. For both the only tasks available are Blink, Unblink and Unassign Global Hot Spare.
The system is running but there is a bad sector in the middle of my SQL database. I cannot perform a successful backup using the installed Shadow Protect nor can I get a successful database backup using SQL Server.
Yikes - I've ordered 2 additional drives. How can I proceed with having Server Administrator recognize my the Virtual Disk so I can initiate a rebuild. It's unclear whether or not the 2nd physical disk is actually functioning as a hot spare. I did try booting with only the second drive and that failed. I'm concerned that if drive 0 fails I'm SOL.
I'm looking for very specific advice applicable to this situation and the details described. Please no woulda, coulda, shoulda comments or general advice that doesn't address the issues that are described.