We have a (very) old server with 3 x 9gb SCSI drives in a raid 5 configuration.
After some power issues the server came back up with a degraded logical drive according to the cards bios. The card sees the card, reports the logical drive is degraded and then continues on with its post. However, after the card bios screen has dissapeared, the server wont continue to boot (black screen with flashing cursor). Unable to boot from other media too.
Ultimately, we plugged the pci card into another machine (xp pc) leaving the drives to be powered by the original server (due to the drives being inside one of those huge cages, i wasnt going to fanny about trying to take it out). The PC sees the card, reports the drive the same as the other, boots into windows, but will not see the drive. In Disk Management it asks to initialize the drive and then convert it to a dynamic disk. Seeing it as an unformatted 18gb drive.
I tried booting from an ubuntu cd but although it reports the scsi card as being there, it will now show up what /dev/sd* the drive is and will not allow me to mount it.
So far its looking as if the drive is borked :(.
The annoying thing is the fact that we only need 1 file off the drive!
Thanks in advance. Rob