08-10-2010 11:01 AM
We recently built a SBS 2008 on ML115 G1, using the onboard NVIDIA RAID for a RAID 1 OS arry of 2 x 160GB, and had intended to set a second DATA array of 2 x 1TB, but one of the disks failed whilst building...
So the server was built using just the single RAID1 array for the OS, and the remianing 1TB standalone disk for the DATA whilst we awaited replacement. This disk was left as normal SATA, not RAID in the BIOS, as the 2nd array was never created.
Now we have the new disk, I want to create the new 2nd array and use the existing 1TB as a source disk for the mirroring, but each time I go to create it, I am warned all data will be destroyed on the disks.
Is there a way of creating this new mirrored array without having to destroy the existing data, or otherwise copy it to another location and then copy it back? This would be a standard operation with most hardware RAID...
08-12-2010 08:05 AM
10-11-2010 11:21 AM
Coming back to this one after the motherboard freaked out, and we had to transfer everything to new motherboard and hardware, braking all the existing RAID.
Having researched more and given our current situation, we've decided the onboard RAID is junk, we want to add a decent RAID card that will support 2 x RAID 1 arrays, the DATA array notable being built from 2 x 1TB drives.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a suitable RAID card for this server that comes in at a reasonable price?
SBS 2008, RAID 1 OS array of 2 x 160GB, RAID 1 data array of 2 x 1TB
10-11-2010 03:24 PM
The newer raid controllers such as the P212 might also work but probably because of the age difference of the server and controllers, the controllers have not been tested.
10-18-2010 06:22 AM
I actually need a SATA card, as their existing disks are all SATA.
Cor will purchase of the HP Internal SATA/SAS cable
allow me to keep the existing 4 SATA disks?
10-18-2010 03:27 PM
10-19-2010 05:43 AM
also how do you assign points, there's no obvious link anywhere?
10-19-2010 09:25 AM
As far as points, I can't help you, I rarely have questions that don't already have answers on the forum.