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Windows Server 2016/ HP ML30 RAID 1 Rebuild

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#1 jfrey40535


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

Here is the scenario:

HP ML30 Gen 9 server. Setup as RAID 1 (2 drives, 6TB ea). Windows server 2016

Drives were corrupted, data lost.


We want to restore from a Windows backup image stored on a NAS. Due to technical limitations, we had to reload Windows on the old drives. Within this Windows instance, we want to recover the VOLUME to (1) new 6TB drive. After that recovery is complete, remove the 2 existing 6TB drives and replace with the 1 new one with the recovered volume and 1 blank drive and rebuild the array.


In theory, would this work?

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

If you had to reload Windows on the old drives, how are you going to "Recover" them to the new drives? I see a lot of problems doing it that way. If you try and clone the failing disk's you could get errors in the image and those will be written to the new disk causing issues down the line. Why were you not able to restore to the new Drives?

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#3 vpetkovic


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:45 PM

Let me make sure I understood you correctly.

  • Both drives failed
  • You (somehow) want to reinstall Windows onto failed HDDs in order to recover data
  • Once data recovered, transfer it to the replacement drives

Instead of trying to revive dead drive, reinstalling windows then running recovery software to recover all data from it, I would suggest using pretty much any HDD replicator (I use one from this company https://www.startech.com/HDD/Duplicators/ ) in order to access files on the corrupted drive(s). HDD replicator has "computer" mode which will allow you to mount the drive just like any external HDD and if drives are just corrupted and not completely dead, you will most likely be able to see everything on that drive without a need of any recovery software.


In the future, to prevent waste of time to recover data, I suggest replacing HDD as soon as it gets corrupted and not waiting for the other one to get corrupted as well and then take an action of fixing the issue, unless, of course, you store data that you don't care if you lose or not.

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