I am not sure this is the correct place to post this message:\n\nWe have a dead W2k/E2k server and there were no good backups.\n\nThe guys who until very recently supported this company set it up - six 36GB\nSCSI hotswap drives, no RAID controller. We have no idea how the array was\nconfigured, and there's no ERD.\n\nHistory: Disk0 died, has been replaced, and we installed W2k server on it\n(with the other disks pulled out) to see what we could see after installing a\nvanilla OS.\n\nWhen booting up with the other disks inserted, it comes up fine, and in disk\nmanagement we see question marks on all but the new disk, labeled 'foreign\ndisk' One is given the option to convert to basic disk (which I understand\nwill wipe 'em, so no go) or import foreign disk...when one selects that, it\nsays we have to import a set of 5. We're nervous.\n\nAs I said, I have NO clue how this box was set up (there is no\ndocumentation), and all we want is the data.\n\nAny thoughts on this one ? How would one rescue data from these drives.\n\n\nWe have received some good input as follows but wanted to double check as we\ndon't want to trash what is on the SCSI drives.\n\nimport the 5 and see what u have. If they all come up but "redundancy has\nfailed", you'll still be able to get your data. Once you have imported them,\nyou will also likely need to activate them. Again, this shouldn't harm any\ndata.\n\nHow would we activate them ? And is it true doing the above won't destroy\ncurrent data ?