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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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