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    Exclamation HP 641 SmartArray Controller configuration recovery

    I have a rather nasty problem, one of the schools that I work for has been doing some building work and now we finally have the server room back. Today we moved the DC back to the server room from its temporary (6 month) home and plugged it in there.

    Problem: when we plugged it in it reported 0 logical drives on the array controller which is a problem. There is supposed to be one logical volume in RAID 5 on their. Does anyone know of a way to recover the original setup on the controller so as to read the RAID 5 array. I have read that the controllers are supposed to be upgradeable so surly there must be some way to import the old volume back onto the controller. The server is a hp ML350 G4

    I really would rather not have to reinstall everything as this is one of the schools that fund practically nothing and so everything short of ISA runs on this one box, exchange, AD, DNS, DHCP, apps, printers, phone system..... you get the gist.

    Any help or ideas are appreciated.

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    Have you tried removing the HDDs and contoller card and reseating them all? Maybe something came loose in the move.

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    Thanks SYSMAN_MK, I'll give that a try tomorrow when I go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Have you tried removing the HDDs and contoller card and reseating them all? Maybe something came loose in the move.
    Thanks again for your help on this one, as it turned out the main scsi cable between the RAID controller and the drive cage was just slightly loose. Not obvious till I went to unplug it and it simply fell away with practicly no force applied. Reseated it and the server fired up perfectly. I'm so glad that I don't have to reinstall all of their stuff.

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