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Highpoint RAID wants to Duplicate Array

By wukoki ·
At first I thought I was having a problem because Win2K kept blue screening on Thursday, although it worked fine on Friday. Now when I boot my HighPoint controller (on an Abit KX7 board) says "the Raid array needs to be duplicated."

I can't find any documentation on this. It sounds bad, like I have a corrupt array. The array, btw, is set up as RAID 0,1. Before I go mucking about, does anyone know what will happen if I proceed? I am hoping it takes the data from the uncorrupt mirror (I'm hoping there is one!) and replaces it. What I don't know is-will I need a nice big empty hard disk to hold the data while it creates a new array? Is there much chance of losing all the data?

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by cglrcng In reply to Highpoint RAID wants to D ...

My mirrored "Lite RAID" array went thru a period of needing to duplicate or rebuild a few times when I was testing the theory of "too much RAM" situation on Win98SE, but every time it would duplicate or rebuild correctly (it was an overabundance of RAM that was causing the actual problem, which shouldn't be the case w/2K)...I also went through the really tentative stage that you find yourself in right now, even to the point of shutting down the array & installing the drives each 1 @ a time to check the drives (and each's function ability individually for a bad drive. However this wasn't a problem, both worked just fine, they just weren't in synch together and perfect mirrors of each other on the data side. I did though make a ghost of eachbefore I'd go ahead and set about to duplicate or rebuild the array. I didn't need the images though as the duplication & rebuild went off without a hitch each time. Just try the rebuild function after making a backup of absolute needed data & programs. Do check all connections between the drives/cable & cables/board controllers first.

Good Luck.

P.S.-This situation caused me to learn much more about what the RAID function is (both mirrored & striped), and what "makes it work & tick" thanI would have otherwise, so use it as a learning experience rather than a time of stress. When I stopped feeling stressed, I started learning a lot more.

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by Dynamo2003 In reply to Highpoint RAID wants to D ...

Run check disk for corruopt or bad clusters on hard disk or check array controller card for correct functionality.

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by wukoki In reply to Highpoint RAID wants to D ...

Thanks for both your answers. I can't get in there to check for corruption, nor to image the disks. I have but two choices, given during the boot process-I can either duplicate the array, whatever that means to my data, or I can run without any access to the array (i dual boot, and one OS is outside the array). I'll leave this question open a little while longer, in case anyone has dealt with this on HighPoint controllers.

BTW, the controller is onboard - part of my motherboard. And running a routine chkdsk caused the problem. Chkdsk kicked itself out part way through (checking during a cold boot). It rebooted, and all worked fine. The first day. Then I started having blue screens one day, all fine the next, until Saturday, when it no work no more.

The thing is, I am running mirrored RAID precisely to prevent data loss. Why can't life be easy? (no points for the correct answer to this last bit).

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