Originally Posted by bburrets
The most important thing is that the data we have stays preserved. I initially tried to use a Ubuntu live disk (v10.10) to get into the drive to copy the files off but I couldnt figure out how to view the files on the hard drive.
Any help in this situation would be appreciated.
what was exactly the problem? Did you manage to assemble the raid? You will also need to provide some more info about your setup before any advice can be given. Are your disks encrypted, is LVM active etc.
Am I assuming correctly that the machine that is hosting the virtual machine is not booting up? Or is only the virtual machine refusing to boot, i.e. are the virtual harddisk images corrupted?
If not the latter then I would suggest that you boot a liveCD and copy off the Virtual Machine as well as the virtual harddisk images
that are used. BTW, which Virtual Machine are you using?
I am not sure if Ubuntu liveCD provides mdadm by default. You might have to install it:
sudo aptitude install mdadm
Once mdadm is available and you have posted further details about your setup we can try to do some troubleshooting.