Recover Data from RAID 5 Array

  • Recover data from formatted and reformatted RAID partitions
  • Recover data deleted from partitions on RAID server array
  • Recover lost data even after partition deletetion on RAID
  • Support recovery from RAID 6, RAID 5, RAID 1, RAID 0 etc,
  • Do-it-yourself software, which guides you through the recovery process

Recover Data from RAID Array

RAID 5, RAID 1 or RAID 0 are the most popular RAID arrays and they all face logical data loss issues, which includes accidental deletion of files, folders, partitions or accidental formatting of partitions. These data loss scenarios do not affect actual working of any hardware based RAID array that is directly attached to the server, which is generally referred as DAS (Directly Attached Storage) or NAS (Network Attached Storage). If you have a DAS Raid server or NAS and are facing any of these data loss scenarios, you can easily use Remo Recover to recover all lost files and folders.

RAID storage is configured using a RAID controller card and the drives are attached to this controller card to form hardware RAID. When you start using this hardware RAID you need to create partitions and format the drive (appears as a single drive through RAID controller card) to start using it like a normal hard drive. Therefore, there are no complications in recovering deleted files and folders from a RAID array because all the access to RAID drives is managed through the RAID controller card.

When recovery from RAID drives or from a RAID array is not possible? When RAID controller is damaged causing all drives to appear as individual hard drives or when any of the drive in the RAID array experiencing physical damage. When the RAID array is part of a network attached storage i.e. NAS. Recovery from NAS drives is not possible because through network interface there is no option by which Remo Recover can get physical access to the hard drive or RAID. So in case of recovery from a NAS box, you will to disconnect the box from the network and connect it through a USB interface to a local machine which has Remo Recover installed on it, and then recover data. Recovery from a Software RAID i.e. the RAID created using the disk utility provided with the OS is not possible when the OS itself is crashed or the partition where OS is installed gets formatted.

So, if you have a DAS RAID array and you are experiencing data loss, which includes accidental formatting, partition deletion, emptying recycle bin, deleted files etc. You can use Remo Recover to undelete, recover all your important data using Remo Recover, which is available for both Mac and Windows. And in case of a NAS box you can do the recovery as explained above.

Most common scenarios of data loss on RAID 5 array

Accidental deletion: You may accidentally delete data on the RAID array or delete an existing partition.

Disk corruption: When chkdsk utility attempts to repair one or more disks, the RAID data patterns will be destroyed and may lead to disk corruption, which in turn leads to data loss.

File system conversion: While trying to change the existing file system you may accidentally delete the partition, which results in loss of data.

Boot record failure: Corruption of the Boot record can result in RAID failure, which leads to data loss.

Partition table corruption: Corruption in the partition table may lead to loss of all the information regarding partitions and may make the data in the drive inaccessible.

How to recover data from lost partition of RAID 5 array?

You can easily recover data using Remo Recover by following the steps mention below

Step 1: Download and install the Remo Recover (Windows) on the computer to which the affected RAID drive is connected (DAS or NAS). Run the application either by double-clicking the shortcut or by using the Start Menu.

Step 2: Select the “Recover Partitions / Drives” option from the main screen, as shown inFigure 1.

Step 3: Select “Partition Recovery” option to recover deleted or lost partition from RAID 5 Array as shown in Figure 2.

Step 4:  Now select the physical drive from which lost partition needs to be recovered, and click on “Next” to search for lost partition as shown in Figure 3. Once you click on “Next”, the scanning process starts as shown in Figure 4.

Step 5: Once the scanning process is completed, a list of found partitions / drives will be displayed as shown in Figure 5. Select the appropriate drive / partition from the ones that are displayed in the drive list and click “Next”.

Step 6: To perform an additional search for files based on their unique signatures you can select the appropriate file types. You can also skip this process to continue with normal deep scanning as shown in Figure 6.

Step 7: You have the option to view the recovered data using File Type View / Data View option as shown in Figure 7.

Step 8: The “Save Recovery Session” option allows you save the scanned information. You can use this to resume the saving process at anytime without requiring to rescan the hard drive as shown in Figure 8.

Step 9: If you are satisfied with the recovery results, you can purchase the software online. Later, you can activate the software and use the option “Open Recovery Session”, to load previously saved scanned information session and continue with the saving process as shown in Figure 9

Note: This software will not work if you RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 5 array has disintegrated.

Note: Do not install Remo Recover or save any recovered data on the drive or partition, which contains deleted / lost data, as this may overwrite the deleted / lost data leading to permanent data loss

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Recover Data after Disk Boot Failure
Disk boot failure is very common issue which causes data loss in both Windows and Mac operating sytem. To over come this data loss situation, you can rely on Remo Recover software. Remo Recover provides some of the best recovery features for making your recovery simple and easy. The how to section will guide you with the recovery procedure in detail.

Crashed Hard Drive Recovery
When a hard drive crash occurs, this indicates that it is not able to boot into the operating system. If this type of failure occurs then you might not have access to your hard drive data. Remo Recover is the only utility which is capable of recognizing these types of crashed hard drive and retrieve data from them. Know more about the steps involved in the recovery process.

Recover Lost NTFS Partition
NTFS partition might get corrupted and you might not be able to see or access the partition, losing all the data stored in it. Remo Recover is one such utility that can recognize the lost NTFS partition and rescue data from it. See the tutorial for the guidelines on the recovery of data from lost NTFS partitions

SCSI Data Recovery
SCSI hard drives are generally used in servers. If your data is lost or deleted from a SCSI hard drive then you would need an advanced data recovery software. Remo Recover is an highly advanced recovery tool that can recover data from any data loss situations. To understand the process of SCSI data recovery check out this section.

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