RAID RECOVERY

DATA-LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES

The complex nature of RAID configurations provides a unique set of challenges when it comes to data 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
  • Non-RAID
  • 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