Use the following recovery procedures in order to attempt to recover failed RAID volumes that have been marked "failed" by the RAID firmware. RAID volumes enter the "failed" status due to the firmware detecting multiple failed hard disk drives that are members of the failed RAID volume.
The failure detected by the firmware can be due to, but not limited to, SCSI bus error conditions, system power spikes, SCSI cabling, or SCSI termination. The RAID firmware allows you to recover from a very high percentage of these false failures if you follow the procedure in the pdf below.
RAID Recovery Procedures (PDF)
File name: RAID_VOL_RECOVER_PROC.PDF
Size: 39.5 KB
Date: December 2001
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