adaptec 19160/29160 RAID driver for windows 2000 server`


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Edward Letendre

I am completely lost. I have a windows 2000 server that has an adaptec scsi
card with two hard drives that are in RAID mirror mode. The two (or one
drive, one mirror to be exact) has the ADAPTEC 19160 drive and I can see the
drive as drive e:. What I need to find is the RAID driver for windows 2000
so that I can access the drive or drives as one raid drive so I can restore
my database and be back to the way it was before the ide drive crashed.
Where do I find the raid driver from adaptec (I believe that the chip on the
scsi card is marked as 3960Q, or AHA-78XX). I have tried downloading various
drivers from adaptec but none of them work with the RAID driver so I am stuck
at this point. Help me if you can.

Edward Letendre
 
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Dave Patrick

What exactly didn't work? Please be specific. Did the server (and operating
system) die?



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Edward Letendre

Okay, here goes:

In the original configurtation, there was a Windows 2000 advanced server
operating system installed on an IDE drive (maxtor 20 gig to be exact).
There was also an ADAPTEC scsi card installed and two 17 gig scsi drives
installed. The two 17 gig drives are mirrored so that any data installed is
mirrored between the two drives.

The IDE drive died and I replaced it with another IDE drive, this time a 30
gig IDE drive. I did a format of the new IDE drive and installed and updated
the operating system, reinstalling the domain, DNS server, and shared files.
That is okay so far. I tried to re install SQL Server 7 and that worked
okay, but when I tried to re-install the databases, it kept saying that a
raid existed before but it is not there now. So I realized that the SCSI and
raid (when you look in the hardware section, you see a scsi section and a
raid section, both unknown and a yellow exclamation point. So I downloaded
the drivers from ADAPECT after looking at the card and seeing ADAPECT
19160/29160N on the card for the SCSI card driver but I could not identify
the RAID part of the driver. The SCSI drivers where installed from the
29160N drivers and the card was identified as a 19160 SCSI card. So when I
went back to the drivers website and noticed that there was a driver for an
AIC-7899 chip, or as I though RAID device. I tried that driver but no luck.
I also download some extra RAID drivers for other ADAPTEC parts but no luck.
On the SCSI card itself, I see a chip with the information 3640Q, which
should translate into the AIC-7899 driver.

My big question out of this is, where do I find the driver for the RAID part
of the SCSI configuration, assuming that the computer sees the mirroring of
the two drives and since I installed the SCSI driver, I can see the drive or
drives as drive E: and I can access the data that was there, but I cannot
tell if it is in true RAID 0 (mirror mode) configuration, so how do I get the
RAID driver and should I have installed the SCSI card and the "RAID" driver
during the install (where you press F6 to install 3rd party drivers) of
windows 2000?

Edward Letendre

Dave Patrick said:
What exactly didn't work? Please be specific. Did the server (and operating
system) die?



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Edward Letendre said:
I am completely lost. I have a windows 2000 server that has an adaptec
scsi
card with two hard drives that are in RAID mirror mode. The two (or one
drive, one mirror to be exact) has the ADAPTEC 19160 drive and I can see
the
drive as drive e:. What I need to find is the RAID driver for windows
2000
so that I can access the drive or drives as one raid drive so I can
restore
my database and be back to the way it was before the ide drive crashed.
Where do I find the raid driver from adaptec (I believe that the chip on
the
scsi card is marked as 3960Q, or AHA-78XX). I have tried downloading
various
drivers from adaptec but none of them work with the RAID driver so I am
stuck
at this point. Help me if you can.

Edward Letendre
 
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Dave Patrick

Raid 0 is a stripped set (not fault tolerant) Raid 1 would be a mirror. Boot
the machine and during POST you can Ctrl A (or whatever) to enter raid
controller bios and you can check the status of the disks. Windows is
completely unaware of the disk configuration since this is all handled by
the controller hardware.

You say you "tried to re-install the databases" Was this using some
application install routine or were you trying to restore from backup using
Enterprise Manager? Either case please post unedited text of any error
messages you receive.



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Edward Letendre

I just checked the server and I found out that it appears that the card is a
true adaptec 19160 card. I have the driver installed and two scsi hard
drives installed and I have it setup as a software raid (raid 1, mirrored).
I checked the controller card and the driver (adaptec 19160) is setup as scsi
id 7 with both hard drives sitting in id 0 and id 1. I finished the software
raid, but I could not get the SQL server 7 databases to restore as it says
that the databases where installed in a raid configuration and that you need
to use the with format option when you restore these databases. What is the
the with format option during a restore, or should I ask that question else
where. Also the bios of the scsi card is not loaded but on another server
that I am using at home, which has the same scsi card, the 19160 drivers were
installed during the windows 2000 install and the scsi bios (not sure of the
exact version as the server is dis-assembled at the moment) is loaded in id
7, opposite to what happened with the server I am trying to restore sql
server 7. What can I do to get the raid back, do I need to install the scsci
bios, and what else would I need to load and what other steps can I take to
get the database restored to what was there before, as some of the data files
(data and log files resided on both the c drive (non raid) and the d drive,
originally, which was a software raid but not is on drive e, with the new
software raid I configured last night).

Edward Letendre.
 
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Dave Patrick

See inline comments.

Edward Letendre said:
I just checked the server and I found out that it appears that the card is
a
true adaptec 19160 card. I have the driver installed and two scsi hard
drives installed and I have it setup as a software raid (raid 1,
mirrored).

I checked the controller card and the driver (adaptec 19160) is setup as
scsi
id 7 with both hard drives sitting in id 0 and id 1.
*** This is at the hardware level. Windows is completely unaware of the
controller configuration.


I finished the software
raid, but I could not get the SQL server 7 databases to restore as it says
that the databases where installed in a raid configuration and that you
need
to use the with format option when you restore these databases. What is
the
the with format option during a restore, or should I ask that question
else
where.
*** What tools/methods are you using to do the restore? Please post unedited
text of any error messages you receive.


Also the bios of the scsi card is not loaded but on another server
that I am using at home, which has the same scsi card, the 19160 drivers
were
installed during the windows 2000 install and the scsi bios (not sure of
the
exact version as the server is dis-assembled at the moment) is loaded in
id
7, opposite to what happened with the server I am trying to restore sql
server 7.
*** Again This is at the hardware level. Windows cares nothing of the
controller configuration.


What can I do to get the raid back
*** Sounds like you have it.

, do I need to install the scsci
bios, and what else would I need to load and what other steps can I take
to
get the database restored to what was there before, as some of the data
files
(data and log files resided on both the c drive (non raid) and the d
drive,
originally, which was a software raid but not is on drive e, with the new
software raid I configured last night).
*** Well maybe you don't have a raid configuration. When you create a
software raid (mirror) then the fault tolerant set is treated as one and the
same drive letter.


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Dave Patrick

Also what was the operating system's original drive letter? What was the
original drive letter the database LDF/MDF (data) files were on?


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Edward Letendre

I have just seen this part, I missed your comments before, but as far as the
drive letters were concerned, they were c: and d:. I believe that the c:\
where located in c:\sqlserver7 or a simular structure, and some were on the
d:\ either in a well directory or some other named directory, would the
directory structure matter. How would I rename the newly created drive to d:
rahter than e:
 
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Dave Patrick

This is still mostly a puzzle. You must provide everything I asked for.

See inline;


Edward Letendre said:
I have just seen this part, I missed your comments before, but as far as
the
drive letters were concerned, they were c: and d:. I believe that the c:\
where located in c:\sqlserver7 or a simular structure, and some were on
the
d:\ either in a well directory or some other named directory, would the
directory structure matter.
*** Yes, of course it matters.

How would I rename the newly created drive to d:
rahter than e:
*** Start|Run|diskmgmt.msc

but as I said still a puzzle so I wouldn't jump to anything just yet.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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