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Repair Array after Erase Utility

Ayman Altounji
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Repair Array after Erase Utility

So...There're ML370 with 3200 array controller and external RAID 5 array. Server was booted from SmartStart CD and Erase Utility was ran. Oops...
Q: Can I repair the array without loosing data?
I think no standard utility to do so, but may be service tools can do something?

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Disk to Disk array. - Hp Forum moderator

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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Repair Array after Erase Utility

Add: If no way to repair whole array exists, can I repair some files?
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Repair Array after Erase Utility

I've heard that if you put the drives in a different server (in the correct order!) & create an *identical* array set, the data may still be there.
If you create the arrays differently you will certainly over write key info & make it nearly impossible to recover data.
So ... only try this as a last resort if you've decided not to pay for a data recovery service.
Good luck.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Repair Array after Erase Utility

I'm gonna recreate array with identical parameters and use Ontrack EasyRecover utility (old name's Tiramisu) to try to recover some files from NTFS partition. In case of success my results will be posted here...
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Repair Array after Erase Utility

Odds are against it, but if you do have luck, let us know.