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Old 08-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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raid 0 recovery after disk failure

Hi all,

In my windows PC I used raid 0 built from 2x 500 GB WD hdds. It was created in SATA bios as mainboard has ICH10R controller. Unfortunately one hdd failed.

I decided to recover it using my 3TB network drive.

I run fedora with liveCD and mounted network drive (sshfs) to make a copy:

# mkdir /mnt/wdlive
# sshfs user at network_drive:/shares/ /mnt/wdlive
# dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/wdlive/hdd1.img bs=64M

I replace electronics from working hdd to the corrupted one and repeated these steps.

I suppose that first disk has the MBR.
RAID 0 had stripe size of 128KB.

Now I have my network drive mounted and it contains files hdd1.img and hdd2.img.

Does anyone know how to rebuild raid 0 using for example mdadm?
Old 08-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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Since you imaged the entire drive, the start of the .img files will contain a partition table. What does fdisk -l hdd1.img say?

Edit: mdadm is capable of parsing Intel software RAID metadata including, supposedly, the latest versions where the array is a "container" with one or more logical drives that may use different RAID levels. I've never tried using mdadm on image files, though.

You could always write the image files back to a set of functioning drives and recover the data using the original motherboard/PC.

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