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Old 02-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Question Raid5 Failure on WD Sharespace, How to recover Volume Data?

I have a WD Sharespace 4TB Raid5 Array that failed to reboot. Hard Drives all appear to be working, but apparently it is a known issue that it somehow loses it's configuration. The low level linux OS that it uses only allows you to reconfigure the array - Hence lose the data! Was wondering if anyone could assist in how to recover the data. I have hear that you can take the drives into another system and use Fedoracore 14 to view the data??? Not sure how to go about doing so - As I can install the drives in another system - Likely using JBOD, but not sure how the linux distribution would be able to detect the Raid5 array they were configured under in the Sharespace drive array? Please Help!
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More info would be needed on the error you get at boot.Is is just kernel panic?..This also sometimes happens when you update the kernel and the driver you have is for the old kernel and thus will no longer work, so the system wont see the raid.


You can try booting into the old kernel if the issue was you did a kernel update.

If you didnt update the kernel and your getting kernel panics.(Maybe a drive failed or the FS is degraded)
Boot into a live CD mount and check the integrity of the file system.

You can also try moving the raid to another system, just make sure you put the drives in the same order,the same ports and correct dirver .


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