?
Solved

RAID 5 recovery on DELL2900 with Vmware

Posted on 2013-12-16
4
Medium Priority
?
250 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Seems two HDD's went down on our Vmware 3.5 server that were in joined to virtual disk with datastore.
Does someone know or have any idea if this is somehow recoverable? ANy software/hardware suggestions?


Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:dtech39
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
PowerEdgeTech earned 1000 total points
ID: 39721759
Forcing online one of the failed drives may bring it back online ... you will need to figure out which one failed LAST and force it online.  I wouldn't do this though if you need to fall back on professional data recovery - call them first.  You can use this method to possibly try to avoid restoring from backup or if the cost of data recovery is prohibitive/unnecessary.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:tsaico
tsaico earned 1000 total points
ID: 39722129
It depends on how many other drives were running your VD.  If you had more than three, then you should be able to, but if only three, then you are stuck with going with a back up.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dtech39
ID: 39722187
Yeah drive flashes amber so no luck to bring it online.
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:PowerEdgeTech
ID: 39722472
If the last drive to go offline is not functional, then there isn't much else you can do.  You "might" be able to force online the other drive, but if they didn't go offline at the same time, then you will have 0% chance of accessing any data with the "older" drive.

It doesn't make any difference how many drives you had in your RAID 5 - only one drive can fail, and if two fail and the last one is no good, then you're pretty much out of luck.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question