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raid 5

by s_hcl / December 26, 2005 4:05 PM PST

I have configured a hardware raid 5 ,with 4 hdds(72 gb) with one has spare..I have one doubt ,If the primary partition fails and i replace it with a spare drive ,will it rebuilt the system and boot partition.I have read some articles which mention that the system and boot partition cannot be fault tolerant in a raid 5 array.

Can someone help reg this ,who has faced a practical prob .

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"will it rebuilt the system and boot partition."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2005 11:13 PM PST
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If this is the Windows 2000's software RAID, no. You get to do that. It's in the Microsoft Server Resource Kit as to how so read that so there is no mistake when the time comes.


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by Abeiis / June 16, 2011 1:43 AM PDT
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I would not recommend to mix OS on the same drive with your data especially a RAID Array storage. Not because you can, you should!
Keep it simple - have your OS on seprate drive for Upgrades as well as to have an isolated environment to run RAID maintenance with confenace that it will not effect the OS. Also for the future, 3TB drives soon to be used in RAID 5, you can't have the OS on for thoughts!

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