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one of the employees was trying to fix the novell netware 4.11 server which was installed on a raid 5, 3 hdd server he managed to make a mess of the partition table and he might have even formated the raid drive or messed up the file system the problem is that i want the data which was on the raid 5 dirve what shall i do?
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by:ZENandEmailguy
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Assuming you have a backup of all data, I'd rebuild the RAID 5 array, re-install NetWare 4.11, rebuild the various volumes and then restore the data from your backup device (be it disk or tape).

Novell has a magically utility that can rebuild a partition table (I've seen it in action) but that requires opening a Service Request and getting to the right people.  Plus since NetWare 4.11 has been out of support for a long time, I doubt they would be able to assist...it might be worth a try though.

Scott
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Unfortunatly i have some files that i need and i havent backed up that is why im going through the disaster recovery process.
I was wondering what if i construct them using and application (runtime raid reconstructor) would i be able to recover the data from the raid drive.

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ZENandEmailguy earned 2000 total points
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Not heard of a RAID reconstructor before.  Depending upon how valuable the data/files are, you may want to look into data recovery services.  www.ontrack.com is one of the best.

Scott
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