I got a computer (Windows 2003 server) with broken motherboard. The board using an onboard hardware raid and have 2 HDDs in mirror configuration. Trying to find a replacement board will take some time, so, i'm looking for a possibility how to move DATA into another computer. The questions:
it i safe move one HDD from the mirror into another computer and try boot it? Or it is absolutely pointless? (Asking because i'm hoping than a mirror configuration simply mean "copy every hdd block twice onto two HDDs") Is this assumption totally wrong?
is here any way get data from the mirror without buying replacement board?
E.g. Is it worth attaching the HDD into Linux or Freebsd computer (without mounting it) and "dd" the whole HDD into one image? Is it possible do "something" useful with the image - like mount it with some offset parameter, or convert it into virtualbox image and so on..
- any helpful links for this?
The board is this one: http://manuals.ts.fujitsu.com/file/3381/d2179-thb-en.pdf
and yeah, i know: "The raid is not backup" - i got the comp as a bad lecacy...