Hard Disk Failure on RAID1 configuration
We just experienced a hard drive failure on our RAID1 configuration on an SBS 2003 server here at our work place. We tried to resolve this by changing it to a HDD from Dell but this was unsuccessful because of the several defective blocks on the initial HDD.
I have spoken with a technical support person from Dell and I was advised that we cannot simply establish a backup since a latest HDD would probably not work as well. He also told me that we should have done this from the very start.
I also thought of transferring everything to a new SBS 2011 as this could also improve our hardware but my boss didn’t approve of this because he doesn’t want to purchase a new server at the moment.
What could be the best thing to do to restore everything from our original server and end this dilemma? Would it help if we just transfer everything to a virtual machine, replace the original SBS 2003 server with SBS 2011, and then transfer all files from the virtual machine to a new SBS 2011?
Hope I find help here on this.