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OpenFiler lost drivers, important work missing!

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Hello all,

I have been using OpenFiler fine for the last couple of years, I have 4 1TB drives in a software RAID 5 setup as an ISCSI target which I connect to from a Windows Server 2008 box.

This morning when logging in, the drive was no accessable from windows explorer. I removed the target from the ISCSI initiater and readded. The drive then appears in disk management, when i try to online it windows gives me an error message asking if I want to format the disk as it is blank. The drive file system appears as "RAW".

Openfiler is still up and reports no problems with any of the disks, all the SMART stuff checks out as well... Is there anything I can do to reverse this situation. I am pretty desperate as it holds a lot of work from the last few weeks which has not been backed up, I would be extremely grateful for any help anyone could offer.

Thanks,
Jamie
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