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    Rebuild 2/3 Disk with RAID 5 Configuration

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    by the_one80_3 ·

    I have Dell Power Edge 1800 Windows 2003 Server, it contain 3 disks, 2/3 of these disks failed during bauckup process, now the server go throgh PERC/CERC Bios configuration utility.
    When I tray to rebuild these two disks it give me ERROR and it cannot contenue
    I tray also Reconstruct but it say that only optimal logical drive can be reconstructed.
    Any info regarding this status?

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    • #2563867

      Clarifications

      by the_one80_3 ·

      In reply to Rebuild 2/3 Disk with RAID 5 Configuration

      Clarifications

    • #2563838

      When you put the drive(s) in, you have to make them “logical”.

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Rebuild 2/3 Disk with RAID 5 Configuration

      Go into “computer management” and mark the drives as “logical”. Then try the rebuild.
      Hope all goes well.

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

    • #2563752

      OUCH

      by bart777 ·

      In reply to Rebuild 2/3 Disk with RAID 5 Configuration

      If you have lost 2 disks from your RAID 5 array you’re in a bit of a spot!

      The only real way to recover them is to rebuild the array and recover the data from a previous backup. This is where you pray that the backups have been running correctly every single night.

      Now 1 thing you COULD try is to reseat both of the drives, then go into the controller at teh BIOS level. In there there is a command (I foget the name. It’s been a while since I’ve looked at the DELL PERC controller) that will allow you to rebuild the array. At this point you have nothing to lose. Give it a try and see if the array comes back. If it doesn’t have the data you will need to get those tapes anyway.

      Best of luck.

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