[windows2000] Re: Got new HD, put it in, don't know what to do no

  • From: "Rod Falanga" <rjfalanga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 17:52:53 -0600

I tried doing that, but the only thing available to me after right-mouse
button clicking and getting the popup, is "Delete Volume".  I see the
"Repair RAID" (or whatever the verbiage is) there, but it is not available
to me.

I have some additional information.  I now believe that I had two hard
drives fail.  I replaced one yesterday, as I mentioned, but when I start up
the server now and look at the event log, I see an error about one of the
hard drives having a bad block on it.  This sort of makes sense to me, as to
what I am seeing, because it seems to everyone here that if there were only
one of the 4 drives that failed and I replaced it, then I have now got 4
functioning drives, all of which comprise the RAID-5 array.  However, if I
did have 4 HDs and one failed, at some point in the past, but I didn't know
it, then when the second HD failed it would have stopped my email system
cold.  (MS Exchange Server 2000 is installed on that partition.)  

Now, for argument's sake, let's assume that I am correct.  That instead of
one HD failing, it was two.  Either at the same time (not likely) or one at
first and then another one later on.  My question is this: is it practical
for me to continue to try and restore that RAID array, or is it now
impossible because of the failure of 2 out of 4 hard drives?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Sullivan, Glenn" <GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Got new HD, put it in, don't know what to do no
> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 07:26:46 -0400
> The old drive is what is showing as missing.  The new drive is showing as
> unallocated.  That is why there is one more "virtual" drive than physical
> drive.
> Right click on a still functioning partition of the RAID 5 volume and
> select
> "Repair Volume..." from the context menu and then select the replacement
> disk from the list.
> HTH,
> Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
> David Clark Company Inc.

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