RAID 5 data recovery is far from easy. In fact, it really is the first form of raid data recovery that becomes difficult after raid zero and one. This is because now you are suddenly dealing with several drives and a parity disk. The complexity is high enough that it will typically require some sort of professional involvement in order to make sure that all of the raid data has been recovered. This is certainly not for the faint of heart. But, there are lots of hard drive recovery services that specialize in raid server recovery, so all is not lost when you experience in multiple drive failure. The trick is to make sure that you’re choosing a company that actually does the service in-house, and doesn’t outsource it to a shop and then charge you a premium price. There are a lot of these companies out there, do you want to make sure that you are very smart when you’re doing the research into raid data recovery.
RAID 5 Data Recovery
Sometimes I wonder why I never learned anything about raid 5 data recovery. It just seems like it would be such a marketable skill. But, I will admit that I know very little about the way raid arrays are set up except for maybe the theoretical parts. Those parts of the kind of that you can find on Wikipedia and let you know at least what the structure of a raid disk looks like. But the idea of preparing a raid array is pretty much out of my hands as far as skills go. But I recently found out when I contacted the company about raid data recovery that a lot of the process have to do with rebuilding the hard drive one by one. Typically, the rate array will take care of itself from there, but if you have physically failed hard disk drives in your raid array, it probably won’t function for you.
Not Going to Take the Risk
I think I basically done about all I can do to recover this raid array. I also am under the impression that the hard disk that failed here and that there is nothing I can do except to call a professional RAID recovery service. Sometimes you just have to know when you’re over your head when it comes to a job. For me, this kind of data recovery is clearly that. I think I probably learned from a buddy I used to work with you ended up actually losing his job because he damaged a raid array while he was trying to recover an exchange server. Unfortunately, a lot of the data was lost forever and his boss realized that if he had just called a professional first, he would’ve been fine. But more importantly, the data would been very recoverable. I certainly not to take that kind of risk with my job, and we do have money in the budget for this kind of raid repair.