RAID1 Server File Recovery

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by TheKid7, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I have a DLink DNS323 (RAID1) and am concerned that it may be on the verge of failure. It is still working but is acting a bit strange.

    What is the best way to recover data from the hard drive(s) if the DNS323 Server hardware fails (Assuming that I do not get a replacement DNS323)?

    I assume that one option is move one of the hard drives to a External Enclosure (USB2.0). Use Puppy Linux (Live) on one of my Windows XP PC's to copy the files to either an internal hard drive or another External Hard Drive.

    I have limited experience with Linux. Is there a Windows program which allows access to hard drives which are formatted EXT3?

    Thank you.
     
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  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    image for windows is able to see ext3 partitions and image them.
    so you could always image the hard drives using image for windows,ifd or ifl and extract the data using tbi view.
     
  3. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Thank you. I did not even think about that.

    I also did not do a Search before asking. I found the following:

    http://www.howtoforge.com/access-linux-partitions-from-windows
     
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