Missing NTFS partitions from RAID 5 Logical Disk
Posted on 2009-12-24
Here's my sad tale.
I have a Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server at a customer site. It had TWO SCSI logical drives on a Perc 3/DC controller.
Logical Drive 0:0 (O/S) , RAID 5, using disks 0:0,0:1, and 0:2
Logical Drive 0:1 (Data) , RAID 5, using disks 0:3,0:4 and 0:5
We lost the RAID array on Drive 0:0 during an attempted hot swap.
Then we went into the RAID BIOS utility to rebuild drive 0:0. We ended up deleting logical drive 0:0. Once we did this, Logical Drive 0:1 became Drive 0:0
We created a new RAID5 logical drive (now 0:1) with disks 0:0,0:1 and 0:2.
When we attempted to reload the Win2k Server O/S, Setup sees both logical drives as unpartitioned space.
We loaded the OS on logical drive 0:1
Is the any way to recover the data (3 NTFS partitions) that was on logical drive 0:0 (formrly 0:1)?