Long story short, I have a linux (ubuntu 10.04 LTS) server with a 4 disks configured as a 2 TB RAID 5, set up with Intel Matrix Storage Manager v126.96.36.1998 in BIOS. My power went out, and the UPS power backup couldn't keep the server going long enough until the power came back on. The RAID degraded, and now I can't boot the server.
When the power finally came back on, I rebooted and was dumped directly to a GRUB command line. When I rebooted again with command-I to see what Intel Matrix Storage Manager could tell me about the RAID array, it claimed there was no RAID array, just these 4 disks:
RAID Volumes: None defined Port Drive Model Serial # Size Type/Status(Vol ID) 0 SAMSUNG [snip] Non-RAID Disk 1 SAMSUNG [snip] Non-RAID Disk 2 SAMSUNG [snip] Non-RAID Disk 3 SAMSUNG [snip] Non-RAID Disk
What? How did they become Non-RAID Disks just from a power outage? Further, I now only see these menu items in Intel Matrix Storage Manager:
1) Create RAID volume 2) Delete RAID volume 3) Reset disks to Non-RAID 4) Exit
How do I convince Intel Matrix Storage Manager to treat these 4 disks as a RAID array again? Have I lost all these data (yes I have a backup, but it's a few weeks old). Do I have to remake the RAID array and rebuild all the data on the drives?