The complex nature of RAID configurations provides a unique set of challenges when it comes to RAID recovery. There are a number of reasons that could lead to failure in RAID array systems. The most common causes are : human error, software problems , transmission errors and hardware malfunctions. Proper recovery protocols are essential to prevent data loss or damage to file system structures.
RAID RECOVERY PROCEDURE
As a result of the critical applications of most RAID configurations we treat related data loss situations with the utmost urgency. The first stage in the recovery process is a full and comprehensive diagnosis using our specialist equipment. Data is then cloned with highly specialized software and data is extracted from the image. In cases where a drive image is not available , our applications can reconstruct the data in the same way the RAID process would have done on the original system.
In the event of physical damage or mechanical failure , damaged components are replaced and the drives are reassembled in our dedicated cleanrooms.
RAID CONFIGURATIONS AND DRIVES SUPPORTED
• RAID 0
• RAID 1
• RAID 5
• RAID 1 + 0
• Sometimes referred to as JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) configurations these are far simpler configurations that do not offer the data redundancy of RAID 1 and 5. Recoveries on non-RAID configurations tend to be slightly less complex in nature.
• We offer Recoveries for the following RAID servers:
- Compaq: All ProLiant Series
- Dell: All PowerEdge Series
- IBM: IBM XSeries, Unix AIX, PSeries
- Gateway: Entire line of products
- All Intel, AMD + More
- Sun Microsystems: Entire RAID Product line