I am not sure this is the correct place to post this message:
We have a dead W2k/E2k server and there were no good backups.
The guys who until very recently supported this company set it up - six 36GB
SCSI hotswap drives, no RAID controller. We have no idea how the array was
configured, and there's no ERD.
History: Disk0 died, has been replaced, and we installed W2k server on it
(with the other disks pulled out) to see what we could see after installing a
When booting up with the other disks inserted, it comes up fine, and in disk
management we see question marks on all but the new disk, labeled 'foreign
disk' One is given the option to convert to basic disk (which I understand
will wipe 'em, so no go) or import foreign disk...when one selects that, it
says we have to import a set of 5. We're nervous.
As I said, I have NO clue how this box was set up (there is no
documentation), and all we want is the data.
Any thoughts on this one ? How would one rescue data from these drives.
We have received some good input as follows but wanted to double check as we
don't want to trash what is on the SCSI drives.
import the 5 and see what u have. If they all come up but "redundancy has
failed", you'll still be able to get your data. Once you have imported them,
you will also likely need to activate them. Again, this shouldn't harm any
How would we activate them ? And is it true doing the above won't destroy
current data ?