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Recover data from a lost RAID 5

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Hi All,

Had a server crash & had to change 2 drives in the 6 disk RAID 5 array. Recovered the C:\ and D:\ from an image we had. But Lost everything on E:\ drive as it wasn't been imaged. Is this data totally gone or is there a way 2 recover the data back?
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by:rindi
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It's unlikely you'll get anything back, you could try runtime's RAID Reconstructor:

http://runtime.org

Better prospects would be to send all of the failed array's HD's (also those that were bad) to a data recovery agency like gillware's:

http://gillware.com/
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by:Gerald Connolly
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How did you lose 2 disks at the same time?
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by:kdonnelly81
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I left them with my car keys!
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by:Gerald Connolly
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I left them with my car keys!

Must be having a senior moment, as this doesnt mean anything to me!

Did you leave them in your car and it was stolen? if so what were you doing?
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by:kdonnelly81
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I was coming back from ur mothers house, Tell her she can keep my boxers! Ha ha
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by:kdonnelly81
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for kdonnelly81's comment http:/Q_27327811.html#36891272

for the following reason:

Cos its funny!
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by:rindi
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Please close the Q properly.
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by:kdonnelly81
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Because it was a waste of time!
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rindi earned 2000 total points
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Also that isn't a proper reason. Apart from that my answer was correct. Chances are very low that data can be recovered in RAID 5 with 2 disks gone bad.
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