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I cleared the configuration of my raid adapter RSP3TD160F. All my drives are now listed as unconfigured. Is there a way to restore the array?

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I know it was a boneheaded thing to do. I didn't realize what I did until after. I have (had!) a raid 6 array with 8 drives and another raid 5 with 3 other drives. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hello HKara7,

 

We are glad to hear that you were able to rebuild the RAID configuration, please let us know if you need more assistance or if we can close this thread.

 

Best regards,

 

Sergio S.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

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Hello Harry,

 

Hope you are having a good day.

Please let us understand the reasons why you cleared the configuration. Were you troubleshooting any preexisting issue? If not, we can try to scan for previous configurations under your RAID BIOS. If no configuration is found then you may want to recreate the RAID configuration in the exact same way it was originally created. If you need assistance with this process, you can always contact our nearest Intel office for individual support.

Please let us know if you have further questions.

 

Regards,

Charlie V.

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

 

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I was having trouble with the RAID 5 array. it was not important so I was going to re-set it. I figured I could clear it and rebuild it. The RAID 6 array has all my data and is very important. My backup is not working. I need to be able to restore it. I turned off the server and asked here. Is there any documentation as to doing this anywhere that I can look at?

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Hello HKara7, We currently do not have a guide on how to recover failed raid controllers. We do recommend checking the Intel® RAID Basic Troubleshooting Guide : https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/server/sb/intel_raid_basic_tr... Also, please provide us a copy of the raid log: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000007072/server-products.html Best regards, Sergio S. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios
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Hello HKara7,

 

I am following your question and would like to know if you need further help.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

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Hello HKara7,

 

Feel free to contact us back in case you need more help.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

 

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Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been trying to work it through. For some reason I get an error message on POST that no controller is detected. I cannot enter the RAID card's bios. After POST, the card is detected by the OS, I'm using VMware and passthrough to windows server. I am able to enter the Intel Web RAID console 3 and see the controls and drives.

Is there a way to scan the drives for an old configuration via console 3? I tried changing to another motherboard and processor combo but I get the same result. (these are consumer grade motherboards..)

-Harry

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Hello HKara7,

 

You can scan your old drives and try to restore the old configuration, what you need to do is recreate the RAID configuration in the exact same way it was originally created and when the system prompts you to initialize the drives select NO.

 

You can find more information on the RAID web console 3 here:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/raid-products/Intel_RAID_W...

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you need further assistance.

 

Best regards,

 

Sergio S.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

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Thank you!!! It did work! Now to figure out why the backup failed...

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Hello HKara7,

 

We are glad to hear that you were able to rebuild the RAID configuration, please let us know if you need more assistance or if we can close this thread.

 

Best regards,

 

Sergio S.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

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Hello HKara7,

 

I am following your question and would like to know if you need more help.

 

Best regards,

 

Sergio S.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

 

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Hello HKara7,

 

In case you need more assistance feel free to contact us back.

 

Best regards,

 

Sergio S.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

 

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It’s working now, thank you.
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Hello HKara7,

 

We are glad to hear that is working.

 

Best regards.

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