I have a client with a Windows 2000 machine running on no raid. He has a bad block on that machine (Event Logs report) For such a case what would be the easiest way to rectify? Setup a hardware raid and mirror it? Problem is will that bad block interfer with the building raid process?
A single bad block is no problem, and usually you can recover the lost data. 1 bad block usually preceeds many more on the drive. the easiest way to rectify this is to have a decent backup.
Mirroring a drive with a bad block will just produce corrupt data on both drives. You will need to recover lost data from a backup or what
have you. Id keep an eye on the drive as if you get more bad blocks it could be a sign of a failing drive.
It is currently running fine , just that a block is marked bad, was trying to do a raid just in case the hard disk suddenly when down. But if a Raid is not recommended, what else would be a better soln for instantaneous backup.