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Old June 20, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Exclamation RAID 5 Recovery - what happens?

Hey guys, a bit of a novice debate here.

Let's take a hardware Raid card (for instance, LSI 4 port PCIe)

Build a raid 5 array. Put a bunch of data on it. The raid card fails.

What is the recovery option? My boss assumes you can put another raid card of the exact same model, and the raid would come back, no data loss. I told him that's not how it works, and that is why there are BBUs to keep the raid config on the card. If you put the similar card in, it would see three empty drives.

My google skills are failing me with the little sleep I have had, and didn't find a direct resource with this answer.

Thanks in advance.
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