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Old 03-30-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any RAID Recovery Guides or procedures that they can share?

For example, I personally have never recovered a Server with RAID 5 and think that I will probably have to one day. Any step by step checklist etc would be extreamly useful.

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Old 03-30-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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Are you talking hardware or software raid?

In a hardware raid array failure there is no recovery because the data was completely lost. For example if you have a 3 disk raid 5 array and you lose two disks there is nothing you can recovery. You are only as good as your last backup.
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Thanks for the reply Wand3r3r,

I mean Hardware based RAID yes.

I was using RAID 5 as an example. Any guide for recovering any form of RAID would be useful. RAID 1 seams simple enough to recover though.


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Dave what do you mean by recover?

For example are you asking
what to do if a single drive in a 3 disk raid 5 fails?
what to do if two drives in a 3 disk raid 5 fails?
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If both of your questions could be answered then I would be grateful.

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1. replace the failed drive and rebuilt the array. Consider putting in a hot spare.

2. replace the drives, rebuilt the array and restore from backup. Don't put in drives which are from the same manufacturing lot [or they have the exact same MTBF]
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if you get a chance try looking at the book "the real-world network troubleshooting manual"by Alan Sugano. chapter 4 i think not a 100% sure that is what you are looking for but its a good book none the less
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Thanks Guys,

The troubleshooting manual could be interesting.


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