Recover data from crashed server which had RAID V configured
Posted on 2011-02-26
We have an out-of-life server, Dell 1600SC, the motherboard of which burnt out and its not booting. The server has 4 SCSI hard disks with RAID V configured and I presume the hard disks must be in good condition. Dell Technical Support have said that the motherboard can't be replaced now as they don't stock it any more.
I have some important data in the hard disks which needs to be recovered. With the server not repairable. What other options do I have to recover the data?
Probable solutions being explored:
1. Checked with data recovery service providers, they say they can do it but it will be very expensive. (This will be a last option)
2. Can get the server motherboard repaired from other sources in market perhaps. (Haven't explored it yet. wonder if it is advisable)
3. Am enquiring from friends and acquaintances who might have a spare compatible Dell server where I can plug in the SCSI drives and recover data.
Am I missing out anything? Are there is other easier solution to access the hard disks?