This server was originally setup with RAID 1 mirrored drives for the C:\ primary partition where the Operating System was installed. And a RAID 5 array with 3 drives for the data partitions.
The C: drive ran for the last year with little or no space and last week both drives in the C: Mirrored Array A00-00 failed. I have now installed 2 new drives, created a new RAID 1 Array A00-00 mirroring the 2 drives and installed the Operating System to this partition. After booting to my newly installed partition and operating system I expected to see my RAID 5 Array and data partitions. But I am not seeing them.
From the controller interface, I can see that the status of the RAID 5 Array A00-01 is "optimal" and the drives are lit green.
I have what appears to be a dell windows driver for the RAID controller but I'm uncertain about using it as I don't want to overwrite controller information. Can someone please help fill out my understanding of what I'm seeing and how best to proceed.
Dell 2800 Poweredge server with PERC RAID controller. Windows server 2003 SBS.
Note: This server is old, the software is old. It's being retired and the data is being moved to a new setup. The data on the partitions is backed up with very small exception so worst case, it is not critical. I would like to recover these partitions simply because it would be better to work with last used data than a backup that might miss a few changed documents.