I've got a Dell Poweredge 2900 server on it's face. We have had issues with it's PERC 6/i RAID controller over and over this last week. The server's OS is Small Business Server 2008 and it's RAID 5
I'm trying to figure out a way to not boot to the server OS and still see what is on the array (if anything). I've used Ubuntu and Knoppix live CDs in the past to run in live mode then pull files off the system.
Is there a way I can use a linux live CD to read a hardware raid array in that manner? I found some info on software RAID arrays, but none on hardware.