poweredge raid5 container dead

jason andrade jason at rtfmconsult.com
Fri Mar 21 05:16:01 CST 2003


On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Accounts wrote:

> have a customer whose container is dead. is their any way to restore it ?

well, from the backups (online or tape) that they made ?

> it's set up as one single 24.5gig raid5 device. and today it stopped dead - with "can't find boot device"

there would have to be a bit more information than that as that
implies the machine was power cycled or rebooted... and isn't
coming back.

when the system boots are there any error messages from the
raid controller?  can you check to see if reseating the cards,
drives and cables makes any difference ?

if they have lost more than one drive then they probably have no
hope of any sort of recovery as the raid set will be dead.  you
may be able to luck out with some stuff you can do to drives to
try and get them to spin back up again but if the drive has
actually died the chances of this working are slim.


regards,

-jason




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