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Old 02-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Help with failed RAID controller

We had 1 drive fail in a RAID 1 configuration.
Then the RAID controller went bad. (Confirmed after calling Dell)
Before the new raid controller comes in, is there a way to make a duplicate of the good drive.

I have a new hard drive that is the same.
I have an external USB hard drive caddy.
I've use clonezilla all the time to back up systems.

I'm just worried about what a different windows machine would do to the drive if I plugged it in without using the same controller.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Nah... too much trouble

Set up your new array and restore your stuff from backup.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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Each Raid 1 disk normally works by itself. When my 8308elp failed i just unplugged one of the raid 1 disks and plugged it into the main board as a normal disk and stint to boot. In fact server is still running off of the one disk as I'm getting ready to build into a new server, didn't want to waste money on another old controller.

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