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Copying a Raid 0 Disk

Dean_54
Advisor

Copying a Raid 0 Disk

Hey all,

Hope you can help.

I have a 9.1 Ultra 2 Scsi Raid 0 Disk with Data on it. The drive has failed.

Is there any way of copying the data from it to another Raid 0 9.1 Scsi Disk.

I know that the drive has crapped out but I'd like to know what the procedure whould be so I can try it anyway.

Cheers.
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Copying a Raid 0 Disk

If you restart System after drive-failed, and used options at POST F1 to disable logical drive, miracle might be happened if you try to enable and Accept Data lost with resetting Drive when System completely down. It's like one/two times try, if RED led will pop up it's gone. If Green Led came back and unassigned space detected by ACU drive still good. If F2 used RIS table immediately will updated and Logical drive lost. There will be no way except Third Party Data Recovery Services (not guaranteed).
Dean_54
Advisor

Re: Copying a Raid 0 Disk

Hey all,

Drive isn't totally gone.. yet. Still am able to use it but it does fail intermittantly.

I've had a suggestion to use Bart PE to copy the data over to a new disk.

Will give it a go and let you know how I get on.

Re: Copying a Raid 0 Disk

Quite simple:
Get a new drive, the same as the defect one.

Boot linux from another disk an do:
dd if=/dev/sd[x] of=/dev/sd[y] bs=64k

Wait, and there you are.

Oliver
Murphy was an optimist.
Dean_54
Advisor

Re: Copying a Raid 0 Disk

Well here's the procedure I followed.

Build OS (in my case w2k3) on the target disk. (to make active)

Insert both (source and target) disks and make sure that the both logical drives can be seen by the array controller.

Boot from Bart PE CD. F6 To enter correct array drivers if necessary.

Delete all files on Target (using file explorer tool) copy all Files from source onto Target.

And thats it.
Dean_54
Advisor

Re: Copying a Raid 0 Disk

Closing this Thread.