Disk failed in RAID 5 Dell Poweredge 4400 can i create new container

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I have a server Dell Poweredge 4400. Windows 2000 server running a RAID 5 with 4 disks. One of the disks has failed due to a container being deleted. If I create a new container and put the remaining 3 drives in it will I lose the data on them? Any suggestions for a proper recovery/rebuild?

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Hi ITKE,

You question is a little unclear. A container being deleted should not in itself cause a physical disk to fail.

It maybe you have a SCSI problem. If the container configuration has not changed and it is a RAID 5 array and you only 1 Physical disk failure, then you data should still be available and online. The fact that it is not says that either there is another problem or your question is not complete.

At a guess, it sounds to me like you had more than one drive fail. In which case one thing you might want to try is to force online the disk in Array Manager.

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  • ITKE
    [...] >> Disk failed in RAID 5 Dell Poweredge 4400 - can I create new container? [...]
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    we see this kind of problem all the time at work. it is very possible to make this work out well but I'll have to have more information. before i begin listing questions i need to know of you still need help.
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