Software Raid5 in Server 2003

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DFragmentor

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I have a terabyte raid5 running on a server 2003 box. It has a separate system drive. I was wondering, if that system drives fails and I reload 2003 on another drive, will it pick up that software raid5 configuration and all the data? Thanks.
 
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If the OS is not part of the array and you have installed applications on the array you will have to restore those applications as well. I am not even sure you can make the OS part of an RAID 5 array. Your best bet would be to restore the OS volume from a full backup...the OS won't know the difference since the array looks like one big drive to it.
 

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There are no applications installed. The raid array is just for storage of files. Say I ghosted the system drive, and ghosted it onto another new drive, it should run as if nothing has chanegd and keep the raid5 array intact. I just dont want to lose 1000gigs of data!!
 
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