Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)

Raid Hard drive problems - Help Needed


rustywood
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello Everyone,

 

I am new to Servers and I send this in a hope that you can make my year,

 

I built my Gen8 with my Windows Server 2012 OS on a 2.5" drive in the extra Sata (DVD drive Port)

 

I built two temp Raid 0 with TWO 1.5TB 3.5" drives each as a single Raid disk;

 

Doing this I thought I could take the drives out later when I stick 4x2TB and copy things off them later, but what was worse was my 2.5" crashed and when I reinstalled the OS I could not see the Raid disks any more? If I plug them in individually using a Docking station I can't read the drives on any Operating System OSX, Linux or Windows.

 

It's been a while since I messed around with the drives (didn't want to lose any data on them) but can I view them again? I don't think I have formatted them but I can't figure out how to reinitialize them???

 

What format does this HP Gen8 server format to and how can I see the drives ever again; as they may have had some of my photo's on :(

 

Thanks for any help in advance and sorry if this is in the wrong place

 

Regards

 

Russ

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah I believe I updated all the Intelligent Provisioning (which i think i lost some options doing so) and I think that added the SSA and the drives are visible but I have to set them up and in doing so will format the drives/data. and still even if i set up blank drives they are not visible in Windows

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would get Windows Server all patched and running properly with no other drives in the system. Then I would do a practice run with a drive that has some data on it that you do not care about. Add the drive to the B120i through the SSA during boot. Windows should see the drive then. There are some good tips on adding and removing drives here:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03326739&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&jumpid=reg_r11944_usen_c-001_title_r0008

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yeah, I'll have a go, I've tried to play with it a bit but I need to really push to keep tabs on what I am doing, hopefully your link will help :)

 

Thank you so much for the help, I'll be back to let you know of any results.

 

Happy New Year

Link to comment
Share on other sites

after reading the guide, I am remembering that I have no idea of the settings of the now lost in limbo drives, this brings some questions up

 

a) If I figure out how to re-initialize the drives what would happen if I do the wrong settings to bring the old lost drives back to life?

 

b  ) Is it easier to just start again and move past the data loss or is there a way of seeing it again?

 

c) Why can I not just plug the drives into anything (OS or Data recovery software) and see the files :(

 

d) What's the best set-up for future raid set-up to avoid these problems?

 

sorry to be a pain

Edited by rustywood
Link to comment
Share on other sites

after reading the guide, I am remembering that I have no idea of the settings of the now lost in limbo drives, this brings some questions up

 

a) If I figure out how to re-initialize the drives what would happen if I do the wrong settings to bring the old lost drives back to life?

 

b  ) Is it easier to just start again and move past the data loss or is there a way of seeing it again?

 

c) Why can I not just plug the drives into anything (OS or Data recovery software) and see the files :(

 

d) What's the best set-up for future raid set-up to avoid these problems?

 

sorry to be a pain

a. it could, but it concerns me that you cant read the drives on another system. You may want to check the drives with drive recovery tools to see what is there:

http://www.stellarin...ve-recovery.php

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

http://www.easeus.co...ta-recovery.htm

https://www.paragon-...e/hdm-personal/

b. see a.

c. I do not know I have not had that issue. I have taken drives from another computer and brought them into the B120i as a RAID0 and then taken them back with out issue. I will see if I can find some time to experiment.

d. clean drives and fresh install is always the best. Load the OS on the SSD with no other drives in the system. Get everything upgrade and patched, firmware and OS. Then setup your storage drives. Then load your data.

You are not a pain, we learn by doing, but sometimes it is painful,,,,

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So I've been working on this for a couple of days,

 

It turns out when I plug the damaged drives into Windows, Mac or Linux; most need to be initialized to get a new Master Boot Record.

 

a question cropped up - I built the original raid with the "Dynamic HP Smart Array B120i Raid Support" not AHCI - is this why I can't see the drives now as I lost the original RAID/OS?

 

 

 

For the drives with lost data I am using "Partition Find and Mount" software to look into what maybe left on the damaged disks.

 

For the future of my raid I've been looking at maybe using UNRAID instead of windows; they say use AHCI as you can pull out the drives and mount them easily. is this a good idea?

 

 

Does this sound like I am going in the right direction?

 

regards

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Similar Content

    • Haxsource
      By Haxsource
      Good afternoon folks!
       
      I have a question I was wondering if someone would know about. I have a Microserver Gen 8 with Vmware ESXI 7 currently installed on the MicroSD with AHCI enabled instead of RAID mode (dont find anything usefull in raid mode in my current setup other than booting from ODD, which I can just use as another Datastore instead).
       
      With that context being said, Im trying to enable the Agentless Management Service from the ILO with the drivers on the Vmware ESXI 7, but unfortunetly after installing and trying to start the service with:

       
      /etc/init.d/hp-ams.sh start  
       
      I get the following error:
       
      /opt/hpe/ams/amshelper: error while loading shared libraries: libnicmgmt.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory  
       
      Makes sense following the Vmware ESXI HPE support matrix, since its only supported until Vmware ESXI 6.5U2 Pre-gen. But I´ve been reading lots of people having working setups doing the following:
       
      Install Vmware ESXI HP Custom Image 6.5U2 -> Offline Update to Vmware ESXI 6.7.
       
      I was wondering if installing HP Custom Image 6.5U2 with the drivers Agentless Management Service working and doing a full upgrade to ESXI 7.0 would do the trick, since its an upgrade not a clean install...so libraries should stay supporting older drivers installed.
       
      Does this make any sense?? Has anyone gone trough this alredy?
       
      Thanks!
    • netware5
      By netware5
      ***CRITICAL*** iLO 4 update available here. HPE requires users update to this version immediately. Potential vulnerabilities in network stack.
      VULNERABILITY SUMMARY
      A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5), Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4), and Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3) firmware. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to cause memory corruption.
      HPE has released updated firmware to mitigate these vulnerabilities.
      References: CVE-2020-27337
    • oldwhs12
      By oldwhs12
      I have been running the WHS1 pack 3 for many years.  Unfortunately it is no longer working.  I got a Proliant microserver Gen10 hoping it will run it but was unable to install the software.  The software should run on most older PCs?

      Does anyone have the WHS1 running on the Gen10?  Also my WHS1 iso is Pack 1.  If I manage to install the Pack 1 can I find on the web the upgrade to pack 3?  Would I be forever stuck at Pack 1?  Any advice would be appreciated.

    • AVsonyfan
      By AVsonyfan
      All credit to schoondoggy for his original idea. A shame I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic to order an SDM kit as the import duties make it an expensive option, or would have if they were still available. I had to look around to see what alternatives I could find... and managed to find the bits needed on Amazon!
       
      I must admit I am rather pleased with the end result of this project and may repeat it on the other Gen8 MicroServer. The outcome is a server with a mirrored system drive on the internal B120i, and the main drive bays connected to an HP P222 card providing a RAID-10 data volume. This is pretty much my ideal setup for a stable resilient but small server.
       
      Sabrent 3.5" to x2 SSD Internal Mounting Kit (BK-HDCC)
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/32qEVou
      Amazon US - https://amzn.to/3h8Blom
      The kit comes with all the cabling you need and all the required screws to mount the drives and bracket.
      Two types of power splitter cables are included along with two SATA cables. The bracket holds two SSDs and provides a small gap between them.
       
      I mounted the bracket next to the PSU but leaving a 2-3mm gap to allow for some airflow past the SSDs in case they get warmed by the P222.
       
      Tips:
      Put some insulating tape along the underneath of the upper chassis rail next to the PSU and drilled three small holes.
      I used two strips on to stop the drill bit from walking across the metal. Drill with a 2mm first then a 2.5mm bit. This leaves enough metal for screws to thread in.
      Check and measure each hole against the bracket as you go so that they line up. Bracket is then fixed in place using the provided screws (see photo).
       
       
      The final part of the puzzle is another Mini-SAS to SATA cable the same as the one connected to the internal drive bays.
      This is an SFF-8087 Mini-SAS [male] connector to 4 SATA [female] header cables. The 50cm cable from Jyopto works great and not too much spare to lose within the system.
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2CXAzgb
      I could not find it on Amazon US site but there was one from CableCreations that same length.
       
      Just need to add your choice of SSDs and cable up to B120i port.  I went with Samsung 860 Pro SSDs for the longer rated lifespan of write cycles.
       
       
      I decided to forget about an internal DVD/RW drive and opted for an external HP F2B56AA slimline drive that can be plugged into the USB of either system.
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2EgSSxD
      Amazon US - https://amzn.to/326uFmL
       
       
      Sabrent also make a really good quality 2.5" to 3.5" bay converter adapter (BK-PCBS) that I have used in the EX490/X510 to convert from HDD to SSD system drives.
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3jbYBmT
      Amazon US - https://amzn.to/335kXQz
       
      Hopefully this information will prove useful to some looking to update their MicroServer.
       
       
       
       

    • gru
      By gru
      Hi! I am planning to buy a Microserver Gen10 Plus E-2224 for a small business, and want to add as much disk space as possible. I already have the older Gen10 with 4x4TB HDDs in RAID10 (effective capacity 8TB) and a 2TB SSD in the 5th slot (which is missing on the new G10 plus). The max stated capacity on the HPE site seems to be limited with their own enterprise HDDs, so I'd like to see if I can go for bigger disks. The server would be running a sort of an application which collects lots of data from devices, and the data tends to grow over time (1-2TB per year), and I'd prefer not to worry about the capacity for the next several years.
       
      My primary concern is the max capacity (max single drive capacity + max total RAID capacity with the Smart Array S100i) I can reliably install. If possible, some actual setup which has been shown to work with 32GB RAM and its limited 180W power supply? I was also planning on upgrading it to 32GB. If I am buying a 16GB RAM server, does this means it has both slots occupied with 8GB modules and I need a 2x32GB kit? For the os SSD, I won't have the PCIe slot available because we need to insert a certain GPS PCIe card that the server uses for time synchronization. So, if I want an SSD, this means I should use something like 1xSSD + 3xHDD in RAID5, instead of RAID10?  
      I've been planning to install 16TB Seagate Exos X16 drives, with rated max operating power at 10W (6.3W for random reads/writes). Does this seam feasible?
       
      Thanks a lot for your tips!
×
×
  • Create New...