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How to copy RAID 1 HDDs from one server to another Identical server

I have one IBM X3100M4, type 2582 windows server and having 2 x 500 GB HDDs in RAID Copy. Now brought new server and having blank HDDs. How can I copy RAID HDDs from Old server to new server? I have ...
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Transfer from RAID-1 to RAID-0 — easy as cloning?

I have a RAID-1 of 1TB drives using on-board RAID. I have 2 new 240GB SSDs I want to place in RAID-0. This is Windows Server 2012. I know with disk cloning/transferring that it is important going ...
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220 views

How to access SMART attributes when using RAID with a Dell Perc 4e (LSI)

I can't easily shut down this windows server, so I'd like 'online' solutions. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Seatools Enterprise: caused a BSOD smartmontools: scan only showed virtaul RAID ...
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Patrol Read Aborted on PD

Getting “Patrol Read Aborted on PD" warning message on MegaRAID Storage Manager. After research I found that Patrol Read and Consistency Check (CC) was scheduled by controller to run at the same time ...
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1answer
215 views

Boot failed, continue to look for media

I have a new server that runs a RAID 1. I've had it off for about a month and I turn it back on and I am getting "boot failed, continue to look for Boot Media" and it just loops. Did my RAID die or ...
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How to identify faulty drive on a HP DL160 G6 - P410 Smart Array

I have a HP DL160 G6 Server with 4 HP SAS drive, firmware have been updated to the latest on the HD and the Smart Array... The issue im having is that one of the disk have a steady amber light turned ...
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34 views

How to restore windows server raid 1 setup?

I have a machine that was running software windows raid 1. Somehow, after restart raid configuration failed and now two drives are separate volumes. I can't find an option to restore raid ...
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1answer
206 views

Manage Intel RAID in Windows

I have a box with Intel C600 Series Chipset SATA RAID Controller. Three RAID1 sets were configured at built time and Windows 2008 Server was installed on one of the RAID sets. The box has been ...
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Reset Disk - Windows Storage Server 2012

I set up windows storage server 2012 and have 6 SATA drives in a raid configuration. Prior to production use I tested by removing drive and adding a spare and rebuilding. That went fine. Now I see ...
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Half of disk space missing on RAID1, all disks it seems to be ok

Hi there. I have a problem with raid array. I miss it a half. My disks layout is 2 x 250 gigabytes velociraptors (Array_0000) 2 x 1TB velociraptors (Array_0001) ....both connected in RAID1. OS ...
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83 views

boot a non-raid disk on a server

I have a HP ML310e that I am trying to recover data off. It has a RAID 10 array and I am wanting to boot a non-raid hard drive on the server. I can't see this disk in the bios, so I can't boot from ...
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196 views

High speed storage drive (over 8 GByte/s) [closed]

Looking for a windows based solution to create a high performance, 8 GB/s storage array. Either by striping together dozens of SSDs, or by create multiple RAID arrays and somehow pooling them ...
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164 views

RAID 1 Failure - Unable to boot to single drive

This is sort of baffling me. A computer we manage had a series of failures causing one of the hard drives (SATA Port 0) to fail. The drive still recognizes that there is an OS on it but fails to boot ...
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Resetting administrator password on Windows server 2008 R2 over Raid

I have locked both my administrator accounts out on my Windows Server 2008 R2 that has Raid. I tried the following- Insert the original Windows Server 2008 installation DVD Reset the computer, boot ...
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1answer
206 views

How do I put back different SCSI hard drives into their original RAID arrays across different servers?

I have potentially a big mess in my hands: I received today a box with several hard drives that used to be connected to different servers each one of them using an unknown - at least as of right now- ...
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431 views

How to make a complete offline backup of my HP Proliant server?

I'm about to do a migration from Raid-5 to Raid-10 and add some hard drives. But before I do that I think it's good to have a complete offline backup. So I have a 1 TB external hard drive ready to put ...
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2answers
376 views

Removed a Disk to Test RAID 1. Now how can I re-introduce it to Windows 7 without re-synching everything?

I just removed a disk to test our RAID 1 setup was working, and now I want to reintroduce that Disk, and have it continue living as a RAID1. However, when I go into Disk Management the former RAID1 ...
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1answer
189 views

Prior to risky uninstall, pull one disk of raid 1 as a fallback?

I have to deal with a windows 2003 std server that has not been taken care of for years. It has an old, unsupported version of McAfee anti virus enterprise installed on it that is intermittently going ...
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990 views

No partition found error when installing an OS on Dell Poweredge with RAID

I have three Dell 1850 rack servers: One has 3 GB of RAM and two 73GB HDD's. Two others have 6 GB RAM and each of them has two 73GB HDD's. I am currently trying to install an OS on them, but when ...
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131 views

RAID 1, mixed size drives?

Hi I have a couple of windows systems that I wanted to install RAID 1 onto, I have purchased PCI express controller cards and extra drives, but here I made a mistake, one PC has an existing 3.5" 160Gb ...
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1answer
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Expand PERC 6/i RAID 10 SSD array, or add new VD for SQL Server?

On a Dell R710 server running Window Server 2008 R2 there are currently 4 50GB SSDs in a RAID 10 array, and I'm adding 2 additional 50GB SSDs. This server runs SQL Server and not much else. If these ...
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Raid controller for an old server [closed]

I'm trying to find a PCI Raid controller for an old machine that only has 64bit/33MHz PCI slots. It's now being used as a file server and uses a couple of old PATA drives with Windows Server ...
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1answer
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Server RAID 1 Cannot rebuilt, cannot boot into Windows

My office's server has failed recently after a power outage (we have no UPS). It turned out that it will not even boot into Windows (not even safe mode). The server was running in RAID 1 consisting a ...
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1answer
396 views

Adding RAID after Installation of Windows Server 2008

I have an HP Proliant Server 100ML G6 with with Windows Server 2008. Installed. I first installed the system with out enabling the onboard raid controller. So, now windows is install on the first hard ...
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1answer
434 views

Changing MySQL datadir on active server

I have a server that seems to be setup wrong by previous administrator.. The server has two disks, disk 0 which is the operating system (RAID1 clone) disk 1 which is 3 drives in a RAID5 setup with ...
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1answer
153 views

I want four mirrored drives - should I combine raid controller and windows soft raid?

I know it seems silly, but I really want my four 1TB drives to be mirrored (running my own subversion server for development). Is there anything wrong with building two raid1 arrays on my 'SYBA ...
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239 views

Dell Poweredge Disk Issue

System will boot with no errors, but will only get so far into Windows (safe mode, normal) before it locks up (but still accepts mouse input). Tried a live disk to boot from, and I can copy just ...
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1answer
640 views

Configure Windows RAID-5 “drive failed” timeout?

When a hard-drive controller detects an error, and needs to remap a sector, the drive normally becomes unresponsive for the seconds (or possibly minutes) it takes to try to complete the re-mapping. ...
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Dell Poweredge 1850 problem installing OS

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1850 with 2x 73GB SCSI hard disks in the front. I am trying to install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, but when I try I either get a blue screen, it won't boot to disk ...
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2answers
81 views

Diagnosing RAID partition slowness

This involves: RAID 10 Windows Server 2008 R2 Two logical drive partitions The server in question has four drives in a RAID 10 configuration, as well as two in RAID 0. The RAID 0 is used for the ...
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1answer
288 views

Best RAID Configuration for HyperV VM

I plan to make an HyperV server with 5 or 6 vms, here is the hardware : Xeon L3426 4core 8 thread 16 go ram 2*2To HDD Dell H200 Raid Controller (RAID 0 OR 1); and VMs contains that : 4 vms are ...
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HP SmartArray P400 has slow read and write speed

I have desktop in which I installed HP SmartArray P400 controller with two HP DF0146B8052 hard drives. I made RAID0 logical volume from them, but I am getting 20MB/s write speed and ~140-120MB/s read ...
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Monitor LSI 1068e RAID1 mirror status on Windows server?

Assuming that a client has an existing Windows 2008 server with a hardware RAID1 mirror built on an LSI 1068e SAS controller, what is a non-interactive way to monitor the array's status such that an ...
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808 views

Dell Poweredge 2600 RAID Transfer How-to

Help, please! Hardware: Dell Poweredge 2600 PERC 4/Di 4 SCSI Drives, 1 standalone 3 in a RAID 5 configuration OS: Windows 2000 Server In other words, a ...
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696 views

Will disk cloning resolve bad stripes on RAID?

We have a logical RAID1 drive in bad stripes state, which kept that status even after replacement and rebuilding of both drives, and gives errors in Windows logs about failure of writing to disk. IBM ...
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680 views

RAID Manager on Windows for IBM Server x-345

Good Morning, I have a IBM x-series 345 server with Windows Server 2003, I have a defunct drive which I would like to replace and rebuild the RAID while the server is up. I have been up and down in ...
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How to check if my hard-drive are on RAID5 or RAID6? - Windows Server

I'm not sure if a server I own has been setup on RAID or not. Is there any way to check this within Windows, rather than relying on what the company support tells me? Any ideas? :)
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What is the best way to repartition the system drive on a Windows domain controller?

I have a Windows 2003 server that is the primary domain controller for the network. It has a RAID 1 array that houses the 'C' and 'D' drives. And a RAID 5 array that houses the 'E' drive. The C:\ ...
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194 views

recovering from a crash. data stored on a 3ware 9650SE-LP mirrored set

So I'm hoping this will be very easy because my drive that failed is not part of my mirrored set. I had my OS drive go bad but my data drive ( my 2TB mirrored set ) is still ok. I just can't access ...
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762 views

General question about RAID configurations, specifically nested RAID 50

I understand about the different types of RAID configurations: RAID 1 -- Mirror [Redundant] RAID 0 -- Stripe [Performant] RAID 5 -- Hot Spare [Redundant] From what I understand, RAID 1 gives you ...
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694 views

Best practice for changing a dynamic (system) disc?

We've been using Windows Dynamic Disks for our customers system discs as a software RAID1 solution (i.e. we install the system on one disk, and mirror it after installation using Dynamic Disks). I've ...
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510 views

Adding extra storage space to Dell PowerEdge 2900 SQL server

Can a 300GB 15K RPM SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Hard Drive work/be configured if i put it in an extra slot on a server that uses a DELL PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller?
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431 views

Moving existing software raid to different windows 2003 machine

On a windows 2003 server with 2 x 750 GB raid for data (using the builtin windows 2003 software raid with dynamic disks), the main board broke. (The system and the whole c:\ with c:\windows, ...
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1answer
90 views

Does this disc configuration make sense

I have a customer with the following set up, does it make sense...? A large VM machine, 64 GB with SAN Then a sql server machine that has Partition C:\ on LUN with Raid 5 Partition D:\ on LUN with ...
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Windows 7 Mount Software RAID 5 array

I have a server that died, though the drives appears fine. There are four of them, with a 10GB mirrored volume for the boot, and the rest as a RAID5 array spread across the four drives. When I connect ...
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299 views

Can't get Windows Server 2008 to move past the first restart during installation

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 Small Business Edition using the following hardware: Intel S3420GP Motherboard 3400 socket XEON CPU Samsung DVD Drive 2x 250 GB Hard Drives in RAID 1 I ...
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1answer
980 views

How can I check integrity of the builtin windows 2003 software raid from a script

I want to write a script (using python or windows batch) to check if in the raid system on a winows 2003 server all disks are online, alive and synced. This is the builtin windows 2003 software raid ...
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982 views

Are there any problems with running chkdsk /R on a RAID5 array that shows no errors?

I had a 1TB RAID5 array and Windows is showing "corrupt $Mft" and "unable to read file" errors. It says I should run chkdsk but I've heard not to do that when using RAID.
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351 views

Help to set up RAID on a DELL Poweredge 400SC

I have a FastTrak S150 TX2 raid controller that I have downloaded the driver for. I am installing WinXP fresh but don't have a floppy disk. Is there another way to load these drivers on boot? Anyone? ...
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Why can I only create 1 2TB volume in Windows 2008 R2?

I have a Dell 2950 with 6 1TB SAS drives in a RAID 5 array, when I created the array I was informed it would be split across 2 connectors (connector 0 connector 1). I went ahead and thought I'd extend ...