URGENT: Need help rebuilding iir RAID5 array with failed drive

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 16:45:43 UTC 2008


On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:21 PM, Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at gsoft.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> So.. wait a sec? Are you saying I'm fscked because my RAID5 is
>> nothing more than RAID0 under FreeBSD?!?!
>
> If you're using ATA RAID, yes.
>
> However I think you are using iir (so says your subject) so I don't
> think that applies.
>
> Unfortunately I have 0 iir experience :(
> There is no control utility mentioned in the iic(4) man page so I think
> you have to do everything with the BIOS.
>
> If it isn't possible to do it in the BIOS then that is a pretty serious
> flaw and you are probably SOL :(

Phew... I can rebuild it from the BIOS-ish Intel Matrix Manager.

FWIW the Asus tech I talked to said that he couldn't get RAID5 support
in Linux, so I don't think that OS (software) RAID5 is in existence
anywhere. Then again I could be wrong..

-Garrett


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