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Bad drive

Willem_8
Occasional Contributor

Bad drive

N have a Proliant ML350 with a smart array 641 controller. The server has 3 logical drives. No raid 5. Drive 0 that contains the win2000 system has bad sectors on the drive. I have a spare drive and need to replace the drive. Can I use win disk manager to create a software mirror, break the mirror and boot from the mirrored drive by simply slotting it it to the bad drive's slot? How can I replace the faulty drive without losing the server?
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Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: Bad drive

Hi,

Possibally your drive 0 is not mirroed. Yes you can do a software level mirror for the drive and can boot through the second copy having remove this disk. But I doubt it will complete as your disk is having bad sectors.

HTH,
Devender
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Willem_8
Occasional Contributor

Re: Bad drive

I did create the soft mirror but I am not sure if the raid card will allow the replaced drive if I remove the bad drive adn slot the mirrored drive in that slot.