Server damaged and wanting advice on RAID
We had our main school server damaged by water over the Xmas period :doh: and we're due to receive a replacement today. The server that is now redundant (Intel S5000VSA Board, 2 x 4 core XEON, 8gb RAM, MS Server 2003) was built by myself and I had put a lot of work into setting it up with ActivDirectory, applying GPs, shares, etc.
Instead of building a new server up I've opted to purchase a prebuilt HP server (ML330, 8gb Ram, 2 x 4 core XEON, MS Server 2003). :cool:
The old server won't fire up but I'm confident the hard drives (1 System HDD and 2 HDDs on RAID 0) are still okay.
I first of all want to know if I can rescue the data on the RAID given that it's no longer driven by the RAID hardware on the OLD motherboard? I'm not that familiar with RAID and recovery and I would guess it's not just a case of setting up RAID on the new HP server and firing the two HDDs up - maybe I'm wrong?
Secondly I'd like advice on the System HDD. As I said I spend about 100 hours setting up Server 2003 exactly how we wanted it and we were almost ready to switch over to this server before it got 'rained on' by a leaking frozen pipe. Would it be best to start from scratch or can I rescue the hard work that I've achieved upto press? Maybe carry over the AD database or something? :confused:
Your advice will be invaluable :ear: