Deleted raid 5 disk array, any chance to recover data?

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Jinks32
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Deleted raid 5 disk array, any chance to recover data?

Post by Jinks32 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:10 am

Hello,

I've deleted a raid 5 array from a MSA2324fc, is there a way to recover the data? I didn't recreate the array after.

Thanks

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Re: Deleted raid 5 disk array, any chance to recover data?

Post by RForce » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:11 pm

You'll need to have direct access to each of the drives, bypassing the RAID controller, in read-only mode. Best practice would be for you to get a full sector-by-sector clone or image of each drive and then work with the copies. Then, assuming that the RAID had a file system supported by R-Studio, you throw in the RAID config into R-Studio and let it virtually reconstruct the array so that you can copy the data out to a new hard drive.

You'll need to know the drive order, the block size, offsets (particularly for any virtual RAIDs), parity order, parity size and parity delays.

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Re: Deleted raid 5 disk array, any chance to recover data?

Post by Alt » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:00 pm

You may also use ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery to find RAID parameters.

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Re: Deleted raid 5 disk array, any chance to recover data?

Post by Jinks32 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:34 am

Thanks!

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