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Configuring raid drives

Dell Server with 3 scsi drives, would like to set this up with one drive being the c drive with OS and the other two drives as a raid with Parity, is this possible

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You're going to need more drives. When you say Parity, we'll assume that you want to stripe the drives. For that you need 3 drives. Can you put more drives in the machine? You could put two drives in for the OS and mirror them. Then you'd have the 3 drives available for data using RAID 5 (striping with parity)

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I have ML350 G3 Server SA 532 and 2 HDD SCSI, W2K. I want intall RAID 1 Can I help me???


unable to understand your question.

If you want to configure raid 1 and install OS freshly then follow these steps.

1) make ready all the required h/w.
2) Swith on the server.
3) when post starts reading SA532 controller press F8 button .
4) you will enter into Raid card bios.
5) select View to know any existing logical drive.
6) select Create logical drive,select both hdd's by pressing space bar.
7) press F8 to confirm changes,save and exit.
8) Enter into bios and set the boot controller order smart array controller as 1st.
9) press escape button and restart the server.
10) boot with cdrom and proceed for os installation.
6)

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Ugrade of DL380 G4 Server HDD Raid Array 36GB --->146GB Required


Do a ghost on the first hard drive install ghost on new hard drive and replace, I can provide more details on procedure just ask

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I have a Dell Poweredge 1800 with 4 Cheetah 10K.7 Ultra U320 SCSI Drives which are supposed to be mirroring each other in case of failure of one hard drive the exact same thing is on the others. Drives 1...


hi!
This is a quite serious matter to be solved. The information you have provided is not enough at all.
What you have to include in here:
  1. First, Be precise. Don't assume.
  2. How did you recognized the failure. Which indicators or POST/BIOS/RAID BIOS reported you the errors? Was it from the OpenManageSA?
  3. Please specify the Hardware Controller model and manufacturer with the version (RAID controller).
  4. Which Operating System do you run (or ran)?
  5. Are these disks Hot Swappable?
  6. Have you used hardware RAID controller or software RAID? Provided by OS.
  7. Do you have Dell OpenManage Server Administrator?
  8. How do you describe the RAID configuration? Are you sure that Disk 1 and 4 are mirrored to 2 and 3? You must be precise. Because raids can be used in many ways. You can combine any two disks and mirror them to any two disks. Even though it prevents hard drive failures, if your OS had an issue Mirrors may not be an option to recover it.
  9. That message is a Warning Message. However Drive Roaming has completed. You don't need to worry about that.
  10. If your BIOS has associated firmware controllers you could rebuild the array. But you may have to add new disks to replace others. You may need to update the firmware if necessary.
  11. Then if you plan to use disk 2 and 3, you have to position them to 1 and 4. Then try to rebuild the array. But you may have to have Controller Drive installed on the disk. That varies from type to type. So I cannot say exactly. However if the mirroring of the OS is done to one disk, that disk would be enough. But you have to be certain. Reconfiguring should be done using both the disks replaced if you do not know anything about the configuration.
  12. Check BOOT ORDER. Change it if necessary. If disks fail again check one by one and repair them using a separate machine.
  13. Use Dell Software (OpenManage Server Administrator, if its the one available). Rebuild and or Resync the array.
  14. If boot record errors occur, you have to boot from CD/DVD and repair the Boot Record and/or MBR.
  15. If you need any other issue like BSOD, please write them down. Make sure the OS is not corrupted. If you backed up the System Status, restore it in such a case. Do an In-place Upgrade otherwise (will replace the OS files only, not data).
  16. Use the manuals for Dell Server and RAID Controller if you do not know how to use properly.
  17. If all the options are not working, you have to contact an engineer at Dell.
Feel free to contact again.
Thanks for using Fixya!
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The hard drive needs to be set as the first SCSI ID device boot device..
The hard drive needs to have the jumper set to SCSI ID 0, the CD and FDD can be set to SCSI ID 1 and SCSI ID 2. No SCSI devices can have the same SCSI ID number unless it is on a different SCS controller.

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CAn I disable RAID on a DEll powervault 770n server


Its called the JBOD RAID option - just a bunch of discs.

I don't know of any system that makes a RAID array an operational imperative, I would say the answer to your question is yes.

RTFM.

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Unable to boot to anything external.


Save yourself some trouble. Pull a CD/DVD drive out of another computer or just buy one. They are very cheap. Connect the CD/DVD drive to the server and install the OS as usual.

If you are lucky WS2008 will already have a compatible SCSI/RAID driver. Otherwise, you will need to press F6 and install the driver from the floppy.

If this helps please vote for my solution.

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This is a serious problem and you could easily guess wrong and blow away your data.
Good news is that Dell servers have lifetime support. Without a warranty you will have to pay for any parts you need but, if you are lucky, you won't need any. If you do get the part # from Dell and check eBay for it.
Get the Service Tag from the server and call Dell Technical Support.
You can get the phone # from their website.

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