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#1 CSVT_2004

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 09:10 PM

Here's the story, last week was remote desktoped into my server and was working on it, all of a sudden my screen locked and terminated my session, logged in a little bit later with an unexpected restart error. No biggie, went to launch something and it didn't go, opened up disk management reactivated my RAID 5, but 1 disk of 4 was "missing" okay, that's fine, data still works.... so i replaced the bad drive... Okay same model/size etc... problem is... it now shows 5 disks.... the missing is still attached to the RAID 5 volume, did some reading.. only way to remove a disk is to remove the volume... point of no return.... upon deleting the volume, all the drives volumes are deleted... so I delete the "missing" disk. recreate the volume as RAID 5 and tell it not to format.... well needless to say as I try to access the logical drive... it says it's not formated... didn't format, I've run Get back data NTFS and it sees all the data... problem is that most of it is corrupt when I try to restore it.... pretty much everything "recovered" is unusable... Any ideas on how I can get the data back... I've read some articles that talk about finding the backup boot partition to restore it the the primary location.

System Specs:
Windows Server 2003 R2
Boot Drive : SCSI 36GB
RAID 5 : 4 x Seagate 500GB 3GB/s SATA
(software RAID through Disk Management in Windows)

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:09 AM

Bump :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:26 PM

I am not experienced with Server equipment but I will let the other advisors know about your question.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:15 PM

I am not experienced with Server equipment but I will let the other advisors know about your question.


Thank you, I need some help getting these back, music and movies are replaceable, but the pictures on my server are not... Can't got back 4 years and retake photos...

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:36 PM

Hello, CSVT_2004

Sorry to dig up an old thread.. just noticed.

Try following the instructions here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/window...ppen,925-4.html

These are for a hacked together raid-5 soultion on Windows XP, but since server 2k3 and ZP are the same codebase, they should be pretty much the same :thumbsup:

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