I am hoping for some help since I am completely out of ideas how to solve this!
I have a ML360 G6 server with a smartarray p410 controller. All disks conifured in 4 separate arrays in raid 0 (I know, there is no redundancy in this setup, not is there any performace gain. In our environment, we need all diskspace available and can't afford to purchase more space, so please do spare me comment's like "you should consider purchasing...." or "you should consider rebuilding with mirroring" etc.
Disk 0 - System - 250 GB Disk 1 - User files - 1 TB Disk 3 - User Files - 1 TB Disk 4 - Backup of all user files - 2 TB
A few weeks ago, I had no other choise but to tell my boss that we MUST change the system disk, since there was only 1 GB left available on the disk after cleaning out temp files etc. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to purchase a bigger disk. He pulled a 500 GB disk from another machine that he thought didn't need that disk and told me to clone and swap.
Fine, disk cloned... and swapped.. but... SmartArray ofcourse tells me that disk0 has either failed or swapped for a spare, and gave me the option to either skip configuring and continue without logical drives, or to accept possible data loss and rebuild the array.
I let the system rebuild the array, and now it can't boot. Before I do something stupid, I need some advice....
Is this because rebuilding the array is simply deleting the contents of the new disk? Or is there anything I have forgot?
If I, now that the new disk is built into the array, start the clone process again, by attaching the old disk to a USB cabinet and have it cloned that way, could that help me?
I hope you understand my problem and what I am asking for. If not, don't hesitate to ask!