I've 2 NAS servers (both RAID5 configured) sitting at home that are 99% full. I purchased a new box recently and had planned on moving all the stuff from the 2 old servers onto the new this weekend.
Last weekend I shutdown the old servers to move the new server into place. Yesterday the servers performed their monthly disk checks and I came home to see that 1 of the disks had died and the server was running in degraded mode. Maybe the moving around at the weekend did some damage.
I copied off some docs and pictures and shut it down until the weekend. There are a few hundred gigs of videos still on it that I don't want to lose.
Would I be better leaving it in degraded mode and copy off the videos? Or should I chance rebuilding the RAID array with a new drive and hope that none of the other drives die during the rebuild?
Which option would give me the better chance of getting the videos off it?