Solved

Recover Data from SCSI Hard drive on Dell with Perc 4i controller

Posted on 2010-08-17
3
624 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
On a Dell 2800 Server running Windows 2003 Server standard, there was a SCSI failure.  The system would not boot, so we separated the drives in the array and the system starts to boot.  However, the system gets about half way through the OS startup and the working drive begins to blink orange, and the system hangs.

We replaced the drives, but now need to recover the data on the drive.  What is the best way to do this?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:irdigital
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerEdgeTech earned 167 total points
ID: 33455554
You will need to install an OS on your new drive(s) and make it the bootable array (CTRL-M during POST).  Then you should be able to (IF you're able to) browse any readable information on your original disk.
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:David
David earned 167 total points
ID: 33455620
Please supply specifics on the RAID configuration.   If a drive failure prevents a system from booting, then this suspiciously looks like either you have a RAID with no redundancy (RAID0), or you have BOTH file system damage and a drive failure, and possibly unrecoverable read errors on surviving disks.

0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:SysExpert
SysExpert earned 166 total points
ID: 33455877
Do you have any backups ?

I would create backups either via a live Linux CD to browse the drives or an Image (  ghost. Acronis etc ) if these drives were in RAID 1, then either of them may have recoverable data.

I hope this helps !
0

Featured Post

What Is Transaction Monitoring and who needs it?

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring that you need for the day to day, which ensures your business website keeps running optimally, and that there is no downtime to impact your customer experience.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Employees depend heavily on their PCs, and new threats like ransomware make it even more critical to protect their important data.
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question