Recover data from a corrupted RAID5
Posted on 2011-10-19
We have a Windows 2003 storage server. It has an Adaptec 51245 controller with battery backup. It has 10 drives that are in a RAID5 of 8.5TB in size. One drive failed and was replaced which caused a "Bad Stripe" situation on the array. Durring the process of copying the data off the array we experienced a power outage in our DC. Now the array is not accessable through Windows. The Adaptec software shows the array as being optimal and all drives present. We just need a way to access the data. I used an Acronis recovery boot disk to attempt a file backup of the data but it runs for a few hours then stops responding. Is there any way outside of a data recovery company to access the data? The Acronis disk which is Linux based shows the file structure but just won't back it up because of the possible corruption of the data either all or in part.