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Why I am the raid configuration tool is now allowing me to create RAID 10?

I have an older dell power edge 6800 server. I have upgraded it a bit and I want to utilize it. So I wadded some ram and some drives. it currently has 12 drives. 2 @ (146gb) 10 @ (300 gb) I ...
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DIR $file “File Not Found” vs DIR $filedir shows it…not permissions, not USB

I was having this problem before on a USB drive, but now it's happening on my main RAID5-backed hard disk: 2013-10-17 9:37 C:\>dir "C:\Shares\Shared\Reference\Safety Management System\Vid eo ...
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RAID 5 Array A00-01 is “optimal” but not showing when I boot from my RAID 1 Array A00-00 OS

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: ...
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Adaptec raid 1 on ibm 206m

So I have an IBM xseries 206m. It was working fine and one day after a reboot I noticed something weird about the RAID. It has a RAID 1 configuration, after this reboot (windows updates), I saw two ...
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Safe recovery of a working RAID Array after OS drive failed

I'm working with a server that recently had two drives fail. Windows Server 2003 - Standard Array 0 (bootable) - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped set. Array 1 - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped ...
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ntldr is missing error, is issue scsi/raid boot drive identification?

I stopped an ibm x series 266 server to clean it out. It has two scsi drives in raid 1, 36 gb. While I had the drives out for cleaning I started the server to get the fans running, to exhaust dust ...
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163 views

Windows 2003 Near Freezing

Problem: Our server becomes very very slow (near freezing) if I copy a file from any directory on C: and D: to any other directory. In short It becomes very slow if I touch the hard disk. Currently I ...
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C drive shows as RAW, but Windows booted, cannot access C

I have a server running Windows 2003, it has a hardware RAID controller (4 disks in RAID5, health all OK) The server will boot into standard mode or safe mode (from the array) but once windows is ...
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MegaRAID Storage Manager Error 1920 “Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start.” on Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

I'm trying to install the MegaRAID Storage Manager 8.10 provided by SUPERMICRO, but I keep getting an error 1920 that "Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start. Verify that you have ...
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RAID-1 drive failure - will the missing data be “rebuilt”?

We are a small company with an old Dell PowerEdge 830 with a CERC 6ch raid controller. Server is our file server, domain controller (Windows Server 2003), MySQL server, etc. We have a sysadmin that ...
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Best way to change disks with Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1068; only one disk in current array

I have a raid 1 array which is currently missing one disk. I want to change the system over to two completely new disks. I currently have Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1068 installed. What is ...
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Upgrading Intel Matrix Storage Manager to Intel Rapid Storage Technology, windows 2003

I would like to upgrade the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software on a windows 2003 std box to the latest version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology which my mobo (ASUS P6X58D-E) supports. Can someone ...
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1answer
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager RAID rebuild cycles over and over

I am working on a machine that has Intel Matrix Storage Manager on it. It says it needs to rebuild the RAID1 array, but it seems to get to about 35% and then starts the rebuild over again at 0%. ...
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227 views

Poweredge 2850: replace disk with larger in RAID?

Is it possible / rational to replace a failed disk in a PE2850 (win2003) RAID-5 array with a larger size? Im not looking to expand the array - just to replace a failed disk with one that I have in ...
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283 views

OpenManage vs Reality: where are my disks?

Im getting a 'degraded disk' error from an old PE 2850. I see the orange light blinking on the array so I know where the problem is. The system is running win2003 x64. Im running OpenManage also and ...
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195 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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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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334 views

HP Proliant DL100G2 cant quick restore from recovery disc on RAID 5 array

When Attempting to Restore Factory Settings (Window Server 2003) from recovery disc, on to a RAID 5 Configuration of 3 discs (note 4th disk died and has been remove and array recreated), i get the ...
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196 views

ATTO SAS-attached RAID 5 array performance issues on Server 2003

We have an ATTO R380 SAS RAID controller in a Windows Server 2003 HP DL-160 server with 8 700GB Seagate 7200.12 drives. It's configured as a RAID 5 array. ATTO Config says all drives are healthy and ...
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I have a 21TB array but only 16TB is visible from Windows

CONTROLLER Raid Controller: 3Ware 9650SE-24M8 Disks: 21 x 1TB RAID5 Stripe 64KB WINDOWS OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32x Disk: Dynamic 19557.44GB Volume: Capacity 15832.19GB I guess my array ...
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Motherboard fried on Windows RAID 1 System, do I have to reformat?

A faulty power supply fried my motherboard and I need some help. I had a spare motherboard lying around and hooked it up to one of the hard drives to see if I could just continue chugging along. ...
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756 views

Installing Windows Server 2003 on a NAS?

Installing an operating system is not particularly hard. But for, the first time, I just can't seem to do it. I have a Dell Powervault 745N. This is a rackmounted NAS with four hard drives (a RAID ...
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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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Failed RAID 5EE array

I've got failed RAID 5EE array (on a server running Windows Server 2003). After controller initialization it saysarrays have missing required members and cannot be configured. Adaptec Storage ...
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1answer
2k views

Identify HP Array Logical Drive From Windows

Probably something simple, but I'm trying to identify which logical drive in my HP Server's Array relates to a particular disk presented in Windows Server 2003. So I have a Proliant DL580 G5 server ...
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548 views

Disk read error after converting basic disk to dynamic disk?

I have a bit of an odd setup. Basically, originally in the server was an older lone 160G harddrive. We've decided to upgrade it to a RAID-1 mirrored 2 disk setup against two new 500G harddrives. It'd ...
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556 views

Cloning & resizing Server 2003 partitions with gparted, some questions

Ok, so the situation I have is this. I've got a couple of Dell PowerEdge 2950's that are running out of drive space on the boot volume, they have a perc 5/i hardware Raid Controller. I've bought 4 ...
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Windows Server 2003 can't find RAID array during install on Dell PowerEdge 2850

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2003 Web Edition on a Dell Poweredge 2850. I've configured the RAID following these instructions: ...
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How do I replace hard drives in a Dell PowerEdge 1950

My Dell PowerEdge 1950 has 2x 3.5inch 146Gb SAS attached to a PERC 5/I Raid controller card in a raid1 configuration. I want to replace these with 2x 2TB SATA drives which the Dell documentation ...
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How hazardaous is leaving IBM RAID in bad stripes mode?

One of disks in our RAID 1 configuration gone bad, and caused the whole logical disk to become in bad stripes mode. We replaced the bad disk with a new one and complete the rebuild, but the logical ...
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697 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 do I identify a DELL PERC RAID controller?

I have a PERC RAID Controller (PCI-X) installed in a Dell Precision 670 workstation running Windows Server 2003. The controller is hooked up to a PowerVault 221S. The system sees the card as a "RAID ...
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How do you monitor the health of a mirrored disk in Windows?

I have a Mirrored Dynamic disk on my Windows 2003 Server. How do you monitor the health of the volume? Is there a way to have the server send an email when there is an issue with the volume? Is there ...
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Data drive disappearing

We have a Windows 2003 R2 server with SP 2 here that randomly loses a partition. There are two partitions the C: and the D: (the one that disappears). When I go into Disk Management the space shows ...
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What is the best way to check my RAID HDDs from windows?

I have a file server (2003) and I want to be able to check if the HDDs are good or not. They've been running for over 3 years.
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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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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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Determine RAID level in Windows 2003 Server

On a Windows 2003 server with a Dell PERC 6/i is it possible somewhere to tell what level of RAID the system is currently running from within Windows ( Without rebooting the server ) .. Under ...
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Does Windows Defrag utility reports fragmentation correctly on a RAID system?

We have a server with a RAID volume. Windows DEFRAG shows very high fragmentation (90%) on the volume. My chief asked if DEFRAG reported fragmentation is correct (or near correct) or not. We don't ...
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991 views

How to detect undetected hard drive volume in Windows Server 2003

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 and I'm running Windows Server 2003. Here is some back ground on the hardware of this Dell PE 2650. I have 4 (not 5) 17GB RAID drives and has set up two containers. In ...
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How to tell if a HDD in a RAID array has failed?

How do you tell if a HDD in a hardware mirrored RAID has failed? Im running Windows Server 2003.
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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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How to tell whats making this server slow

Hello I have an HP server configured for RAID 1+0 using 2 SATA disks. I'm pretty new to handling servers also. The server has had the same OS(Windows Server 2003) on it for a while so I'm not sure ...
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Software RAID in Windows Server 2003

I am building small home server with raid 1 (mirror) on data disk. I have MB: Asus M2N SLI Deluxe with nvidia media shield RAID on board and 2 x 1TB HDD, OS: Windows Server 2003 x64. My questions ...
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Server is extremely slow

I came back from the weekend and this old IBM Netfinity 5100 server is extremely slow. It's running Windows 2003 standard, has been working great for years. Today it took about 4 hours to boot up. ...
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How can I make this setup faster?

Hey StackOverlow Community, I currently am using some software that stores a bunch of XML files. All the files are under 25k bytes. The makers of the software state the performance is based on ...
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On Clean Server 2003 Install, Windows Cannot Find Any Drives

Apologies, as I'm sure this is a newbie-style question -- I just inherited a Dell PowerEdge 1750 with a couple of 73GB drives that I think I've configured for RAID 1 (using its PERC 4/Di RAID ...
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487 views

Degraded RAID 5 volume not showing up in seperate host

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 ...
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Is there a way to cancel (or pause or postpone) a Mirror/RAID Resynch in Disk Management (Win2k3)

I have a software RAID setup in Windows Server 2003, which recently had a disk go bad. I replaced the disk, and rebuilt the array. Every time I reboot though, it automatically starts rebuilding the ...
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How can I determine my stripe size?

After reading the excellent Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server white paper, I want to make sure that an inherited SharePoint Server running on Windows Server 2003 is not suffering ...