Hi All, We have a very old Dell 2950 (RAID 5) that is of course out of warranty. We are planning on replacing that server next month but in the mean time we have a failed drive we want to replace but we want to repurpose a drive of the same size and speed from [...]
Answer Question | December 10, 2012 4:32 PM
RAID 5, raid 5 failure
I understand that common data deletion removes the header and leaves the data. Also most disk mirroring software will include the deleted data. The only real way to normally get rid of deleted data is to copy the existing data to a new drive. If I choose to replace the drives in my array, would [...]
Answer Question | November 29, 2012 9:42 PM
RAID 5, RAID rebuild
Added two more drives to the existing RAID5 array as logical drives. But after adding the Windows failed to boot. Physically removed the disks but Windows failed again. Any solution to this problem to boot Windows again? Kindly help.
Answer Question | October 24, 2012 4:03 PM
RAID 5, Windows Server 2003
Hi guys. This is my first post but I have read lots on the site which has helped loads so thank you!! I have a Windows 2003 Small Business Edition server which was running a Raid5 up until a few days ago. Unfortunately it suffered 2hdd failures over a weekend and so I could not [...]
Answer Question | October 21, 2012 12:14 PM
RAID 5, RAID failure, system state, Windows Server 2003 32-bit
I need to clone my C drive and G drive on a Windows server 2008. The C drive is a mirror and the G drive is a 6 disk raid 5. What is my best option for cloning this setup?
Answer Question | October 21, 2011 6:11 PM
C drive, Clone database, RAID 5, Windows Server 2008
Can I recreate a new array and not lose the data? I have a ML150 G2 with Raid 5 (w/4 drives) server. When booting it says the member drives are not part of the array – no operating system. The drives show up in Disk Manager on an XP machine: Disk 1 – Healthy Disk [...]
Answer Question | May 24, 2011 12:54 AM
Disk Manager, RAID 5, RAID Array, Storage
I have a production server with 10 databases, is it good practice to put all the log files for all 10 databases on one RAID 5?
Answer Question | May 7, 2011 7:55 PM
Production Servers, RAID 5, SQL, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Data Storage
If I currently have a two disk hardware mirror or RAID 1 can I migrate the data from them to a RAID 5 array by adding 4 more drives? Do I need all 6 drives in the array or can I make one of them hot swappable in case something goes wrong? Will it fail [...]
Answer Question | May 3, 2011 8:03 PM
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID Array, RAID Driver, Seagate external drive, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Administration
Which has better performance Raid-1 or RAID-5 ?
Answer Question | November 1, 2011 10:49 PM
RAID 1, RAID 1 vs RAID 5, RAID 5, RAID 5 Performance, RAID Performance
Hi all, I have a server (HP) running SBS 2008. It came with 4 same sized disks and RAID controller. The server is in production. Can i setup RAID 5 on the server now by using the present disk to mirror rightnow I have 1 basic drive with 120 Gb. and about 300 Gb of [...]
Answer Question | February 14, 2011 3:56 PM
RAID 5, RAID 5 fault tolerance, RAID Array, SBS 2008, Small Business Server 2008
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Answer Question | December 19, 2010 6:35 PM
Cisco, Disaster Recovery, Giveaways, IT Books, Network security, Network Security Management, RAID 5, RAID Array, SMTP, VLAN, WAN
I am planning to use raid 5 and my disk array consist of two ultra320 and one ultra3. Since the transfer rate of ultra3 is slower is it going to affect the whole transfer rate and wasteful to use two ultra320? Also should I use a ultra320 or ultra3 raid controller?
Answer Question | December 14, 2010 4:10 PM
RAID 5, RAID 5 Performance, RAID Array, Raid Controller
I have bought a new HP prolant server with 3HDD of 160gb each. Now I don’t want to configure the RAID volume but the server is showing that they are already configured into RAID 5. Now I need to delete the array configuration but I did’t get the option anywhere. Somebody help me in deleting [...]
Answer Question | November 4, 2010 3:55 AM
Deleting RAID, HP ProLiant, HP server Raid configuration, RAID 5, RAID configuration
One drive failed in a 6 drive raid 5 array. There was a hot spare but it did not kick in. It says offline. What needs to be done to return the array to full working condition? I would like a hot spare as well.
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 4:09 PM
RAID 5, RAID failure, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Can you change the amount of drives in a raid 5 array? For example we now have 6 136 GB drives in our raid 5 array. Can we add one more drive to the array as either a hot spare or actually part of the array? Currently the array uses all 6 drives.
Answer Question | September 1, 2011 3:10 PM
RAID, RAID 5, RAID Array, Storage in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
I have a ML 350 with a 641 controller running RAID5 with 3 36 gb drives and 2 72 gb drives. Since the 72s are acting as 36s can I rebuild them with 36s?
Answer Question | September 8, 2010 1:57 PM
HP ProLiant ML 350, RAID, RAID 5, RAID configuration, RAID rebuild, Windows Server 2003
Got a Server 2003 on a two partition Hardware RAID 5 [C: and E: visible as separate disks from Windows] . C: is almost full, Some programs have been installed on E:. From a bootable Acronis True Image Home only the C: partition is visible for cloning. I want to rebuild the array with newer [...]
Answer Question | July 9, 2010 7:45 PM
Dell PowerEdge 600SC, RAID 5, RAID Array, RAID rebuild, Storage configuration management, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 RAID
I need some serious help here. A client of mine had his old IBM netfinity 5500 server hit by lightning and the motherboard is toast. Problem is, he has no backup, and I’m trying to recover the data. The data sits on a 10 disk drive array, RAID 5. He has a spare Netfinity 5500 [...]
Answer Question | June 17, 2010 5:32 PM
Array, Data backup and recovery, RAID 5, Storage in 2010
I am trying to find who sells one or more of three types of high capacity storage systems. The first is to store 200 terabytes of security videos with the ability to retrieve a particular indexed video quickly. The second is a very high canacity RAID 5 storage system for off-site data storage of critical [...]
Answer Question | June 16, 2010 2:01 PM
Data storage, RAID 5, Storage capacity planning, Storage in 2010, Storage Systems
The specific pieces of info I am looking for are default settings for: Disk Order Raid 5 Parity Distribution, Parity Length, Controller-reserved sector information (Reserved from Start sector), Not sure if it makes a difference but it was originally a 4 Disk raid 5, but later RAID was expanded with a 5th disk)
Answer Question | June 7, 2010 6:05 PM
PERC Arrays, RAID, RAID 5, RAID configuration, Storage in 2010