RAID 5 Data Recovery
IBM X345 SERVER:
I need help with a pair of IBM X345 servers which both have 3 disk arrays running RAID 5. One of the servers has a problem which has caused it to fail completely. I have lost a lot of data from the hard drives in that array, and don’t know how to recover it. The question I have is whether it would be possible to migrate the entire array, moving it from the failed server into the working server. The fact is that I need the data on the drive and I am prepared to consider any costs in getting the data recovered. I don’t want to damage the RAID 5 array which is already in place. It is pretty important that the data on the array is not compromised during the move, as the files are important for work.
DELL POWEREDGE 700 RAID 5:
I have been working with a RAID 5 array which is connected to a Dell PowerEdge 700. This server is designed to be used with this particular RAID 5 array, and I have been collecting data on the drive for several months. However, this morning when I plugged in the machine, the server booted up as usual, I heard the disks spinning around, and then there was a loud beep. I then saw a message on the screen which said that the RAID 5 array is invalid. The beeping continued until I shut the server down. Now, when I try to start up the server again, the array does not respond, and I am not able to view the files and data which have been put into the system. I really need some help to recover the data on the drives. I have a lot of files on the drives which I absolutely cannot lose, because they cannot be replaced from any other source.