I acquired an old server from a now ex employer about a year ago and it's been working sweetly. So sweetly in fact that I neglected to check it for some time. You guessed it, the raid boot partition has failed. Worse than that, the 2nd raid storeage array also has a failed drive.
So, now I cant boot it and I cant even use another boot drive to get at the storage drive (with my 'backups').
The server is a cloney thing with a gigabyte mother board. The boot drive is a promise controller with 4 drives. The storage array is using the onboard nvidia raid with 3 x 2TB WD drives.
As far as I can tell the Promise raid has 2 drives that have failed. Worse case scenario, I can live with losing that but it would be nice to recover it or at least get some data off it.
The storage array has one fautly disk but I have a spare one ready for that, if I can get the machine to boot somehow.
The problem is, there are no spare sata ports - the mb only has 4 - 3 of them are used by he nvidia array and the 4th is for the cd.
Does anyone know of a boot image I can use on a usb stick that will let me recover either or both of these raid arrays?