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read and writing raid drives from DOS.

ats1098
Occasional Advisor

read and writing raid drives from DOS.

I have a DL380 G4 with 6i controller. How can I see the raid drives from DOS? Is there a driver required?
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Torsten.
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Re: read and writing raid drives from DOS.

Why DOS?

I'm not sure, but I would guess you will need drivers for several devices, but there are non.

What do you want to do?

How about any "live" CD (windows/linux)?

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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ats1098
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Re: read and writing raid drives from DOS.

I have Altiris Rdeploy for Windows and DOS and I just wanted to test the Dos version to see if I rached the same results.

I used it to get an image of my raid 5 logical drive but it's not capturing the boot info so when I restore the image to another logical drive it not bootable.

Thanks for your response
ats1098
Occasional Advisor

Re: read and writing raid drives from DOS.

I did use a BartPE disk to run the Rdeploy for Windows to create the image.

Does anyone know if Ghost or some other imaging utility will create an image that when restored to drives on the same server will boot?

Steve
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: read and writing raid drives from DOS.

A few years ago, using a start diskette from Win95. I createt a partition, formatet and bootet DOS on a Smart Array Controller.
No drivers needed.

Remember: The OS must collect the boot disk info, from the first available disk.

Ei. If you got a Windows server using a Software Mirror.
Windows always boot from HDD 0.
In Case HDD = fail, Windows will continou running, until you're going to shut down and replace the disk.
Before shutdown you must copy NTdetect, ntldr and boot.ini to a floppy or usb stick.
Modify the boot.ini to boot from HDD 1.

You can't , just restore to another LUN and boot from that without modifications.

cheers
/jag