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Failing raid controller need help replacing it without data going away

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April 19, 2011 10:07:01 PM

I've got a server running Windows 2003 and the following error event is showing up in the system log:
The description for Event ID ( 9 ) in Source ( fttxr5_O ) could not be found. It contains the following insertion string(s): .
\Device\Scsi\fttxr5_O1


The server has a Promise TX4310 installed running a RAID 1 array. I've tested the hard drives attached to it and they're all running fine, so I can only assume that the controller that's failing and causing the event 9's.

I was able to get my hands on a new card that's the same make/model. I read through this which helps a great deal.

But I was hoping I'd be able to just swap the cards out, not loose any data, and be up and running.

Has anyone experienced this sort of thing before? Any advice besides the obvious "back everything up... twice"?

Thanks!

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April 20, 2011 11:56:28 AM

Same make and model of controller card? You should be able just swap the new card for the old card.
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April 20, 2011 9:56:52 PM

That's my thought too and why I got another card that's the same make/model. But I was hoping someone would have tried something similar so I can go into it with more than hope.
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