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It is my pleasure to assist you. The Intel® Server Board S2600CW2R supports RAID 5 configurations using UEFI. We need to follow the steps below:
1)Update the motherboard BIOS-firmware to the last version 1.01.0022;1.50.10802.
Details on how to perform Intel® Server BIOS update: Article ID 000006976
2)Continue with the Intel® RAID card RS3DC080 firmware update, latest version 24.16.0-0082:
This update recognizes UEFI configuration.
Details on how to Perform a Firmware Update of Intel® RAID Controllers on EFI Shell. Article ID: 000023496
3) Go to BIOS setup and change it as follows:
a) From the Main tab disable Quiet Boot
b) From Advanced tab\Mass Storage Controller Config\Sata Port 0-5, set AHCI Capable SATA Controller as AHCI.
c) Go to Boot Maintenance Manager tab, Advanced Boot Options and change the Boot Mode to UEFI
d) Save changes pressing F10.
4)Get into the BIOS setup again and configure the RAID configuration using the document GUID Partition Table (GPT) on page 2.
The same document gives a detailed procedure on how to install the operating system.
In regard to your second question, if you install the operating system with the UEFI mode; the backup will be created as UEFI too.
I suggest you this document from Microsoft* portal: Set up or customize server backup
I hope my explanation helps you with the RAID 5 installation. I look forward to your reply.
Thank you for your time and help. I'm reviewing these documents to work through them here shortly. I have previously updated both the bios and firmware but the GPT guide seems to have the missing steps that I wasn't getting. I'm going to work with it some more and try again.
Thanks again for your help.
Thank you for your update; I am glad you were able to install the operating system in the Intel® Server Board S2600CW2R using UEFI option.