Our RAID 1 system partition failed on our Windows 2008 SBS (physical environment). We still have disc 1 running but the 2nd disc in the raid is a failure. To add to the complication, disc 1 has bad sectors but in a partition that is not required. HP have sent out a replacement for disc 2 but the RAID rebuild has failed due to bad sectors on disc 1.
We have backups from last night (backup exec) and a Windows backup from a week ago. We are at risk as we are running our Windows 2008 sbs on 1 hard drive with a bad sector. If anyone has any solutions, please help?
We have a spare in our RAID 5 (same server). Could I make the spare a standalone HD (not RAID), shut the server down and use Acronis (or similar imaging product) to image the good partitions on disc 1 to the standalone HD (the old spare from RAID 5). We have time over the weekend when people are not using the system.