I am in one of those terrible situations...
My motherboard died and I am left with a nvidia nforce raid stripe set that I need to get data off. I guess I should have setup that backup regime.
Some search results have suggested that dmraid may be my white knight.
I have pulled the data off each of the disks (3 of them) into image files (using ddrescue) and created loop devices (/dev/loop[1-3], using losetup).
I am running 32bit ubuntu 9.10 btw.
When I do a "dmraid -ay" it tells me it found a raid set but has not activated it. When I do a "dmraid -r" it tells me I have a raid5 array on one of my /dev/sd? devices.
dmraid seems to be ignoring my loop devices
. Does anyone know if dmraid actually works with loop devices? If it does is there a way for me to point it directly at the devices and get it to do its auto-magic?
Is there a simpler/better way of doing this?