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Rescuing RAID 1 files using Puppy Linux


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#1 noel1

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:03 AM

I have a Buffalo Link Station Duo which is a Raid 1 set up with two 2TB hard drives. It stopped booting up recently and flashing warning lights which Buffalo were most unhelpful about as the system is now 4 years old. I have removed the drives and connected to a windows computer booted up with Puppy Linux. One disc is clicking and not starting, so I have resorted to the other disc which should be a mirror of the other. I have mounted the disc in Linux but cannot understand the language or see the folders on the connected drive. It shows 7 items:

Lost + Found

Build date

Conf_save.tgz

initrd.buffalo

log.tgz

ulmage.buffalo

ulmage.buffalo.org

 

Any suggestions for a Linux novice to retrieve these files please???

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:09 PM

Will the Buffalo Link Station Duo boot if you put back only the 1 working drive in it??



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:34 PM

No unfortunately!

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:45 PM

That is a shame. Unfortunately I know little of Linux so have no further suggestions - apart from trying to determine the OS used in the Buffalo & then if possible on a PC trying to use that OS to read the disk.


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:58 AM

Hi,

 

Just one idea did you check how many partitions exist on the disk?


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

I am not an experienced Linux user and cannot see anything more than on the first post for this problem. Am I missing something that will reveal contents of the drive?



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:01 AM

I'm not very familiar with Puppy Linux but I think it includes GParted run it to check how many partitions exist on the drive.

 

If I'm not mistaken Puppy will try to auto mount the partitions but this could fail if some partition is not properly recognized.


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