Help! My server was configured with 3 arrays: array 1 and 2 were each 136Gb raid 5 using the first 5 drives. 3 x 72Gb and 2 x 300Gb. Array 3 was 3 x 500Gb using drives 6 7 8 for 1Tb.
I had a failing 300Gb and it was decided to remove array 1 and 2 and the three 72Gb and the failing 300Gb and add 2 more 300Gb in a raid 5 array of 600gb. I imaged arrays 1 and 2 to an external drive. Rebooted and removed array 1 and 2 in the controller BIOS. shut down and removed drives 1,2,3 (72Gb) and installed the 300Gb drives. At no time did I delete the 3 x 500Gb Array but the array is now gone! It shows the three drives as unassigned. I dare not tell the controller to re-raid because it will toast the data on the drives. The lights on the 3 500's are out. The other installed drives are green. The array BIOS is 1.66 and I hope to update it to 1.86C tomorrow. Anyone have advice on how to recover the data/raid configuration? The backups are online and it will take weeks to download it all.