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I'm having a little server with Windows Small Business Server 2003. I'm using RAID1, via a HighPoint Rocket RAID 1640 RAID-card, using two harddrives.

This week the server alarmed, and durig reboot I got the error-message Broken Mirroring (User Manual page 30). I had a few alternatives (see the manual), first I tried Continue, but the server restarted during boot. Next time I took Power Off, and replaced the oldest harddrive with a new one, and when I booted, I selected Rebuild. Then I selected the new harddrive to be the new one. The rebuild-procedure started and a progress bar at 0% showed up, but after a few seconds I got the message Copy Failed!, then the server booted and Windows Server started. Now it works fine.

But I guess that I'm just using one harddrive now, and it's not mirrored. I haven't touched the server since then (two days ago). What should I do now? I have no experience of this situation.

Anyone that have some guidance?

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Does the controller still show the array as degraded? –  Boden Feb 3 '10 at 23:20
    
No, it seams to work fine now, except that it is crashing very often. –  Jonas Feb 7 '10 at 8:33

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Most RAID controllers will show the status of the array and its member drives during the POST process at boot. They usually have a way (Ctrl+I and Ctrl+M are popular) to access the RAID management with options for checking consistency and rebuilding drives. I would try to get into that and perform the rebuild from the firmware tools before the OS loads and the system is busy.

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Yes, that is what I tried. –  Jonas Feb 7 '10 at 8:32
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The RAID controller seams to work fine now. I haven't done anything more with it. Case closed.

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