5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2009 11:37 AM by PeterUK

    RAID migration problem

    jmaynard

      I have a two disk raid array (raid 0) contianing DATA; the main disk in this machine ahs failed so cannot boot etc.  I am installing a new machine using Intel i7 with chipset 55.

      Can I move the RAID disks to teh new PC and 'import' the configuration without losing any data on tehm?

      thanks

        • 1. Re: RAID migration problem
          PeterUK

          So just to be clear two disks in RAID 0 and one drive for the OS?

           

          If you install the OS on its own drive and as long as you enabled RAID first and that the RAID was a ICHxxR on the old machine, you will be able to connect the drives to the P55 SATA ports and access your RAID 0.

          • 2. Re: RAID migration problem
            jmaynard

            Peter

            thanks for this

            Yes, it is one disk for OS and two seperate disks for RAID; the existing RAID is ICH7R (so only one 'X" - does his matter?).

            When you say '..RAID was enabled first...' do you mean before the OS is installed or before the two RAID disks are installed or have I missed soemthing else?

            many thanks

            • 3. Re: RAID migration problem
              PeterUK

              (so only one 'X" - does his matter?)

              Nope I went from a ICH8R to P55 ICH7R will do the same.

              When you say '..RAID was enabled first...' do you mean before the OS is installed

              Yes

              • 4. Re: RAID migration problem
                jmaynard

                I did this and it set all three disks (my two recovery ones and the exisitng boot disk) to RAID - this diabled booting form the boot disk!

                 

                How can I:

                set jsut two of three SATA disks to RAID

                OR

                recover data from two RAID 0 disks not recognised as RAID??

                • 5. Re: RAID migration problem
                  PeterUK

                  I did this and it set all three disks (my two recovery ones and the exisitng boot disk) to RAID - this diabled booting form the boot disk!

                   

                  You lost me if it disables booting form a boot disk when set to RAID how would anyone setup a RAID.