[clug] RAID5 data recovery

David C cottrill.david at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 20:37:14 MDT 2015

Thanks for the advice.
Controller is fine.
Does anyone have a ~150GB scsi disk they don't need any more?
 On 1 Apr 2015 1:34 pm, "Peter Barker" <pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au>

> On Tue, 31 Mar 2015, David C wrote:
>  I'm doing data recovery for a mate and I've got disk images for 3 out of
>> the 4 disks.
>> It was hardware raid and mdadm just isn't playing ball.
>> Any suggestions? My Google-fu picked out a couple of tools to create raid
>> images but they look to all be failing.
> What was the hardware controller?
> mdadm understands *some* standard RAID formats - if the card does as well
> then you may be able to work with mdadm.
> Incidentally - if you still have the card, could you blat the images onto
> some fresh disks and get the data off that way?  Then, of course, set the
> controller to JBOD and use software RAID :-)
> Perhaps someone else has a copy of the controller if the controller is
> dead.
> Yours,
> --
> Peter Barker                          |   Programmer,Sysadmin,Geek.
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