I'm a volunteer assistant IT guy at a local nonprofit. Over the weekend, we had our main server fail, requiring a reboot. After reboot, we were notified that "a volume initialization is in process."
Here's some data about our system: Windows Server 2003 RAID 10 4 drives 2 backup drives Intel Matrix RAID storage console
My initial investigation suggests that the 2 backup drives are not currently in use, which would seem to indicate that whatever drive failed, the system decided to simply rebuild that actual drive.
The question is, how do I determine which drive actually failed? When I look at the Intel Matrix program, every drive seems to be operating normally. Is there a way to sniff out the potentially bad drive, or do we just wait for another failure, hope that one of the hot backup drives is used, and identify the faulty drive that way?
As you can probably tell, I'm very new to this stuff. I appreciate any help you can offer.