Best way to recover file off of single RAID1 drive?-Solved
I had two WD SE16 640GB drives set up as RAID1 with a 400GB partition, a 240GB partition and a swap part. Fedora 9 OS ext3 file system.
Messing around I screwed up the Fedora pretty good. No problem. I'll just take out one of the drives, reformat it, and install Fedora 10. Then I'll just plug the second drive into my Vista machine and copy the /home files via LAN back to the Fedora 10 box.
Step 1. Reformat and install Fedora 10. No problems -
Part 2. I plugged the second drive into a Vista machine, installed "read ext3" software, and looked at the drive.
Problem! The system sees the partitions, but thinks this is a "damaged" raid disk. I suppose it is because the mirror is missing. But the data on the drive is complete. I just need to be able to access it and copy the /home folder to the new install.
I'm hesitant to plug it back into the Fedora box because I'm pretty clueless about mounting devices and partitions and so forth. I wiped out a backup drive before trying to mount it on a new install to recover data.
What's the best way to get those /home files off of a single RAID1 drive that isn't damaged?
Last edited by ddc441; 02-24-2009 at 11:42 PM.
Reason: Change status to solved