[K12OSN] RAID 1 anomaly

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 21:38:10 UTC 2012

You will need to intialize the drive into the hardware raid array.
They are all different but basically you need to mark the old drive as
bad, remove it, and let this be the replacement.

hardware raid of the win2k era (error?) is mostly braindead so you may
be out of luck. As most schools don't have backups for anything but
the stuff used by the top-most brass, restore is unlikely.

I fell in love with software raid when a controller card died and the
new card auto-initialized the array drives thus dumping everything. I
use software raid as a backup tool for the hard drive - one drive in a
2 (or 3) drive RAID 1 is a removable. I turn it down, pop it out and
swap in the next drive. A few hours later I have a full backup.

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Barry R Cisna <brcisna at eazylivin.net> wrote:
> Hello ALl,
> Looks like not much activity for quite some time here...
> I have a question for the grizzled network admins.
> We have an old Windows 2000 server (that runs some VERY old typing
> programs) that one of the two hard drives died that i configured in a
> Hardware RAID 1 /Stripped arrangement. The drive simply would not
> 'park',,,click,,click,,click,,,on boot. OK,so i find another same
> capacity hard drive in the cast off pile ,that i swapped the circuit
> board,off of,,onto the clicking hard drive.This fixes the 'parking
> problem,and the drive is now recognized in the bios once again.
> Problem: Now the same hard drive ( with diffrent circuit board) is being
> seen as an 'foreign drive' in the RAID array ( FastTrack100).
> Is there any way to make this same drive with different circuit board/
> serial number,,fit into the original array?
> I hate the thoughts of having to reformat this server beings it's an
> very antiqaited piece anyway
> Thank you,
> Barry
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