I have an HP Proliant server with an P410i embedded array controller.
The server was originally setup with 6 physical drives with the OS on 1 logical drive with a raid 0 and 5 physical drives setup as a raid 5. Not the way I would have done it but is what it is. Well, we got an expected drive failure on the OS drive. The network admin at the time could not add a drive to the hardware array so he mirrored the drive in disk management using software mirror. Lo and behold the OS drive has finally failed.
I found out the hard way that a software mirror does not mirror the boot sector. So I was able to make a bootable disk and get the server back up and running on the mirrored drive that is still good. So now I am at the point of getting fault tolerance setup back up and would rather do a hardware array.
So in my Array Management right now I show 3 logical drives. 2 Logical drives are showing as seperate arrays of 1 physical drive running raid 0. I am trying to find a way if possible to convert these two Raid 0 drives into one logical Raid 1 drive without losing any data since this the operating system drive.
If I can get these two Raid 0 drives into 1 logical Raid 1 drive I believe I can recreate the MBR then and make them bootable as well.
Any help or suggestion on how to combine the arrays woulbe appreciated.
Windows 2008 R2 Std
logicaldrive 1 (136.7 GB, RAID 0, OK)
physicaldrive 2I:1:7 (port 2I:box 1:bay 7, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
array B (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)
logicaldrive 2 (546.8 GB, RAID 5, OK) physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK) physicaldrive 1I:1:3 (port 1I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 146 GB, OK) physicaldrive 1I:1:4 (port 1I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 146 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:5 (port 2I:box 1:bay 5, SAS, 146 GB, OK) physicaldrive 2I:1:6 (port 2I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
array C (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)
logicaldrive 3 (136.7 GB, RAID 0, OK) physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
SEP (Vendor ID PMCSIERA, Model SRC 8x6G) 250 (WWID: 5001438022EBB6EF)