I just had a disk failure on one of my physical drives of a RAID 1 logical drives, on a HP Proliant Gen8 v2 Server running Windows 2012 R2.
The problem is that the original drive is 500GB and I only was able to find a 1TB replacement. When I insert this new drive and reboot, the OS doesn't start.
I can see the alerts on HP's Smart Storage Administrator software, but I cannot remove the failed drive from the array without loosing all the data (the software clearly warns of data loss).
Now I am in a situation where I am running on a single physical disk and can't recover my RAID 1 configuration. I considered buying another 1TB drive, but I am not sure how will I move my data from the current 500GB drive.
Is there a way to rebuild my RAID 1 using this 1TB drive AND the 500GB drive? If I buy another 1TB drive, how will I move my data e rebuild a RAID 1?