Posted 15 July – I have not created a new volume yet but it does show that all the hard drives have a fail next to each drive. Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. This is exactly what Dell support is for! What is the process of getting the os backup and running? Its telling you to press control m and enter the configuration bios. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list.

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Sign up using Email and Password. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. What can be done in the BIOs to repair the volume? I take it you are new to raid systems. Lemb 1 3. Perhaps the until is still covered under warranty? Be prepared to do a full bare metal restore of the latest backup to the server. The driver is always backward compatible with older firmware. We have a server here that was running on Win Server I’ve forgotten my password.

Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. You may have to “accept the new configuration” to continue either in the bios or during boot. Give serious consideration of new hardware and min of two servers if you don’t want to be on the edge of total disaster.


I have only had that error message once in my diagnosis. You currently have javascript disabled. Breaking Protections in Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallets. My next question is the Dell Poweredge has Windows Server Small Business Server installed and I would like to convert it to Win Server Enterprise Edition, what is the best way to convert this without too many issues?

Moving the array to another card typically does not work unless the new card is the same make and model of RAID controller. You should have ejected one, waited for the whole raid to complete and then ejected number 2 drive and then waited for the raid to rebuild etc etc. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I found some documentatoin from Dell “Firmware and Driver — A mismatch of firmware and driver could result in random controller lockups, hangs or BSODs.

The raid configuration information should be stored on the drives and the controller.

Dell Poweredge , RAID, SCSI Controller – Windows Server

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Community Forum Software by IP. There is no conversion between the two server OS’s. I guess you learnt the hard way that you cannot eject each disk one after another until the raid array has rebuilt.

Dell Poweredge 1800, RAID, SCSI Controller

poqeredge I’m looking into the default boot device, and updating the firmware on the poweredge. How do I identify which drive failed? Sign up using Facebook. What are the risks? This unit has a RAID 5 array, but I haven’t pulled a recent enough backup of the data on it to feel comfortable, so I simply can’t break the array in any way.

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. I believe what the message is telling you is that the bios sees the drives and knows there should be a volume there but there is nothing on the drives to tell it that.