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RAID is a great system for increasing speed and availability of data as it offers more data protection than non-RAID disk systems. The management of the disks and the data distribution across them can be extremely complex.
No matter how well designed or implemented the system is, still there is one factor that causes problems to most RAID array and that is human being.
Why raid used?
RAID is a technology that is used to increase the performance and/or reliability of data storage. The abbreviation stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. A RAID system consists of two or more drives working in parallel.
Problems that occur in RAID Server systems:
Data recovery due to hardware failures
- Bad sectors
- Backup drive failures
- Burnt or failed power supply
- Damaged actuator
- Damaged Motor
- Damaged head
- Damaged controller chip
- Hard drive firmware corruption
- Hard drives making clicking, grinding, or other abnormal noises
- Hard drive head crash
- Hard drive crashes
- Hard disk drive malfunction
- Hard disk drive component failure
- Intermittent hard drive failures
- Intermittent drive failure resulting in RAID degradation
- Media surface contamination
- Multiple RAID hard drive failure
- RAID controller failure
- RAID disk drive overheating
- RAID drive incompatibility
- RAID drive overheat
- RAID Array unrecognized
- RAID degradation caused by intermittent drive failure
- RAID Configuration Corruption
- RAID controller Malfunction
- RAID Array disk failure
- RAID Array hard drive repartition
- RAID Array missing partitions
- RAID server won’t boot up
- RAID disks logical and/or mechanical failure
- Vibration damage
Data recovery due to software failures
- Corrupt files / data
- Computer virus and worm
- Corrupt or damaged files and folders
- Computer virus or worm attack
- Directory corruption
- Damaged files or folders
- File structure corruption due to disruption of logical volumes
- Firmware corruption
- Missing or inaccessible drive partitions/volumes
- RAID array configuration lost or corrupted
- Server OS unable to boot
- Server registry misconfiguration
Data recovery due to user errors
- Accidental physical or liquid damage
- Accidental RAID drive/array reformat
- Accidental repartitioning
- Accidental file deletion/overwrite
- Data loss due to employee sabotage
- Incorrect replacement of drive components
- Lost/forgot password
- RAID array misconfiguration
- RAID configuration overwritten
- Water Spilled over RAID hard drive
Data recovery due to application failures
- Applications unable to load or open files
- Corrupted application files
- Corrupted database
- Deleted/missing tables
- Locked database(s)
Data recovery due to natural causes in the area
- Fire, flood, earth quake, lightning or storm damage
- RAID disks failure due to power spike or fluctuation
Micronics has experience in RAID recovery services, spanned and striped systems. We only require the storage devices in order to recover lost data.
Our Raid Specialist Engineer Knowledge
- RAID 0
- RAID 1
- RAID 3
- RAID 4
- RAID 0+1
- RAID 10
- RAID 5
- RAID 5E
- RAID 5EE
- RAID 1E
- RAID 50
- RAID 51
- RAID 6
- RAID ADG
- RAID Z
RAID levels comparison chart
|RAID 0||RAID 1||RAID 5||RAID 6||RAID 10|
|Min Nos. Of disk||2||2||3||4||4|
|Fault tolerance||None||1 Disk||1 Disk||2 Disk||1 Disk|
|Disk space overhead||None||50 %||1 Disk||2 Disk||50 %|
|Hardware Cost||Cheap||High||High||Very high||High|
We support the following manufacturers, controllers, and arrays:
- ATTO Technology
- Buffalo Technology
- Cables Unlimited
- Dell (PERC)
- DPS Duplidisk
- Hewlett Packard
- LSI Logic
- Promise FastTrak
- Snap Servers
- Sonnet Technologies
- XFX SyncRAID
Here is the list of general “Do’s” and “Don’ts” you need to know if you are using RAID-5 for data storage. If you’re reading this list for education, you’ll be wiser for the experience. If you’re already dealing with an emergency situation, do read on, but as you’ll see, it may be too late for some of the advice provided.
- Fully document your storage array configuration during initial setup, including the physical arrangement and order of connection for all component devices, especially the disk drives.
- Maintain sequence of array members by tagging the physical disk drive units (not simply the tray the drive is mounted in) while everything is fully functional, and certainly, if trouble does arise, BEFORE any trouble-shooting begins.
- Test the subsystem’s ability to recover from a drive failure. With all data backed up, remove one of the drives from the subsystem while it’s running, and bring it back to full, undegraded operation using a blank hard drive replacement.
- Understand the fundamental concepts behind RAID-5 functioning, so that when any anomaly occurs remedies are always focused on preserving the data.
- Recognize that if as many as two hard drive elements have failed (that means any more than ONE), there is no possibility for regaining access to stored data without high-level data recovery expertise (call Micronics right away).
- Understand the distinctions between RAID-5 and other common levels of implementation, i.e., RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-6, and RAID-10; knowing what your subsystem is NOT will help you understand better what it really is.
- Be familiar with any RAID subsystem manufacturer’s documentation and technical descriptions. At the same time, don’t rely on manufacturer service help to protect your data: their focus is on proper functioning of the equipment and they generally assume your data is backed up.
- Immediately replace a failed hard disk drive element upon fault detection; the replacement must be a pre-tested, known working device, fully conforming to subsystem designer specifications.
- Fully understand what “fault tolerance” really means in terms applicable to your specific subsystem, and always take action without delay to protect its full, complete functioning.
- When and if you begin in-house troubleshooting on failed RAID equipment, be meticulous and get assistance to document each and every remedial step taken.
- Know that rebuilding a RAID reporting a corrupted file system will not repair it, but further corrupt your data, possibly making it unrecoverable.
- As with all data storage, back up regularly!
- Do not think of a RAID-5 as a data backup solution (it’s really only a scheme to increase data availability).
- Do not think of rebuilding a RAID-5 as a data recovery solution. Ideally you can read all data and have ensured a viable backup for the data contained on the subsystem is already saved before rebuilding.
- Never continue remedial actions after it becomes known that more than one disk drive has a fault; if this is the case you must seek professional data recovery help (call Micronics right away).
- Do not EVER attempt to rebuild a RAID unless ALL of the hard disk drive members are present, accounted for, confirmed to be fully functional individually, connected in the correct sequential order, and that the RAID controller also performs its POST and any other test routines flawlessly.
- Never ignore a RAID-5 data storage subsystem fault warning, or any behavioral anomaly; if a drive has failed, first back up the data in the array, then replace the drive, and then rebuild. Even though your data remains completely available, you are running in a degraded mode: the fault tolerance is lost immediately when one drive malfunctions. Limit your RAID degradation or loss of fault tolerance to the shortest reasonable time.
- Don’t remove more than one disk drive at a time from its mounted or physically installed position; this way you can’t lose track of the drive connection sequencing.
- Do not allow the RAID controller to execute write operations on any known working drives thus overwriting striping data needed for RAID-5 reconstruction.
- CHKDSK or the like should not be used, and if so, only with extreme caution; successful uses with RAID-5 are very limited; do not guess.
- Don’t try disk drives in different “slots” or shuffle the physical ordering of the array unless you are (and you probably cannot be) certain that the subsystem controller can recognize the changes; do not guess.
Don’t keep trying numerous “experiments” in efforts to bring inaccessible data back on line; call Micronics — rather than later.
Why choose Micronics for RAID Recovery?
1. Single Point Of Contact
A dedicated RAID technician will know the details of your case and be ready to answer all your questions at any time.
2. Fastest Recovery Speed Available
Multiple highly-trained technicians working on each case and ongoing training keeps our RAID teams faster than the competition, and our recovery service puts a team of qualified technicians on your case immediately until the recovery is complete.
Your data is handled securely and in confidence. Full nondisclosure agreements are automatically in place on every case we work on as per our terms and conditions.
Since our inception, Micronics has recovered data from all types of configurations, and levels of RAID. We have worked with every major controller card, every brand of hard drive, and hundreds of different recovery scenarios.
5. Highest Customer satisfaction rating in the industry.
Our customer satisfaction guarantee insures you are notified regularly on the progress of your recovery. We treat all RAID recoveries with the highest priority and ensure you are updated regularly until completion.
6. High Success Rate
RAID recovery is a delicate and complex process, and two things are certain: The first recovery attempt is the best opportunity for success, and secondly the recovery company you choose, can greatly impact the outcome. Micronics prides itself on its success rate on failed RAID systems recovering data at a success rate of 90%.