Iomega NAS raid 5 - array broken
Posted on 2013-01-07
Have a big problem, hope someone can help me. I have a Iomega Storcenter Pro ix-4, 4 x hdd 1 Tb, Seagate Barracuda. I had the system in Raid 5 config so if one disk would fail, I could replace it and all was fine. I don't know what happened but one disk failed indeed and all of a sudden I couldn't access my files anymore. I checked the device, I still could access the device software and it showed 3 drives ok, 1 drive not present. The disk that failed also made a strange noise so it's really dead. But... the software told me that there wasn't a filesystem present because in a strange way they belonged to another array. Strange, never took the disks out and never changed the sequence of the disks. But the fact is I can't access my files anymore... big problem! And as always, no backup... I know.. stupid, stupid, stupid! I can crash my head into a wall but it doesn't help me.
Here's my question: does anyone know of a way to recover the files. I know iomega uses linux as a file system and I tried to access the disks seperatly with a linux boot disk but the only thing it tels me, they belong to an array and I can't even repair a disk (I tried that because maybe there was an error on one of the disks what made accessing the array imposible... probably not the way to do it). Or is there a software utility I can use to repair the disks or a utlity to access the disks seperatly and recover the files. I'm really in a mess right now and any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!