Recover Raid structure of dynamic disks

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Recover Raid structure of dynamic disks

Post by rm3sweet » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:26 pm

Thank you in advance of reviewing my post and offering to share your knowledge.

Windows Server 2008
Raid-5(windows) comprised of 5 disks, each of which were set as Dynamic prior to Raid configuration
This setup is not using a raid controller this is a software(windows) setup.
Raid was a data partition and not the OS.

Long story short....I'm an idiot, and this is my last option.
I had a disk failure and attempted to replace the failed disk and once the disk was replaced instead of repairing the raid I deleted it.
I then recreated the Raid but have not formatted it.
Can the original raid structure be recovered and the data be restored?

I've attempted to identify the disk order using hex/dec editor within r-studio without success or understanding.

Thanks again for your input.

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Re: Recover Raid structure of dynamic disks

Post by Alt » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:27 pm

Most likely, yes to recovering files. You may use a free utility ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery to find the parameters of your RAID.

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