VINUM: Disk crash with striped raid
tdv94ped at cs.umu.se
Thu Oct 7 09:12:10 PDT 2004
Hi Greg and list!
I did have two 120 GB's disk drives in vinum as a striped raid.
One disk crashed, and is not found during boot. It starts up and
makes the usual noises, but then it stalls with a katjing, katjing
and so on. It seems like either the steering electronics, or the
read/write-heads mechanics, have failed.
I did contact a data recovery company and they say they need both
disks to restore the raid, because of that the raid initializing
might be corrupted.
My questions is:
Do they need both disks?
Isn't it enough if they make a disk image of the failed drive, and
I will then be able to restore the raid data initialization in vinum
by a vinum create, or something similar?
Will they be able to recreate the raid data without using vinum
Thank you in advance for an answer!
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