Any way to recover data after a rebuilding an array?

I recently had a Dell server with PERC4 RAID card fail due to corrupt RAID configuration.  I couldn't rebuild the array and I couldn't restore the config from the configuration stored in NVRAM or from the member disks.  Only choice was to wipe the array and rebuild...

Unfortunately, what I thought was a full backup of the data didn't include a directory with about 10GB's of data...and now I'm basically screwed.  

Is there any tool out there that can restore files from a wiped array???


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Duncan MeyersCommented:

You could try one of the specialist data recovery houses, such as OnTrack (

There is also a product that *may* be of some use - RAID Reconstructor from

In essence, though, it sounds like your data is toast... sorry.
Dushan De SilvaTechnology ArchitectCommented:

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I had exactley the same problem and i used getdataback and we recovered all of our data
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jelzeinAuthor Commented:

Getdataback was able to see the information on the old array....with about 170 GB's of data on it.  I restored just about everything I could, but almost all the data is corrupt or otherwise unreadable (.pst's, ms office docs, pictures, etc).

Any way out of this?

Try here  There are a variety of utilities that you may have to try to correct each file corruption, but it may be a good place to start.

Let me know how you make out.

jelzeinAuthor Commented:
no luck - the majority of the files were beyond repair.  I was able to restore some, but will have to deal with the data loss for the rest.
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