Tuesday, August 5, 2008

RAID Data Recovery

A Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a famous technique today for the computer professionals working with a number of hard drives at once. RAID is a data storage system which replicates or divides data among various hard drives used, and is therefore capable of offering higher data stability, reliability and shorter response time than other systems. This scheme has been in use for a quantity of time in applications that are assumed non-critical.

The motive behind the use of the system within non-critical applications of a business is that unluckily, when the hard drive in RAID system fails, all of the data stored on the whole RAID array may get damaged, or simply rendered inaccessible. For an organization without knowledgeable support; it can be very overwhelming.

The first confront to any manual data recovery effort would be the re-installment of data on not just one, but all the hard drives involved in the scheme. The higher the RAID level, the more complex the data recovery process becomes. Every piece of data on every hard drive is significant, and a data recovery system that ensures complete RAID recovery is solution.

When it approaches to real data recovery process, the person using the RAID system has a few options. Somebody trained in the implementation of the RAID and its applications can recover the data from the drives, as long as the data needed is on the hard drive involved at the time of failure. Odds are the user would have to call for assistance; that means two alternatives:

At the outset, you can contact the support department of RAID manufacturer. It is possible that they would be able to get your system up and functioning again, but like many support systems the data recovery is only a secondary objective. Generally, the manufacturer would assume that you have backed your precious data in an appropriate fashion and support staff are trained to work under assumption. And in case of parity errors, which are very common reason of RAID failure, they won’t be able to address the problem.

In such circumstances, the second option and the best one which is open for the user, is to call a data recovery service provider company. You should call a data recovery company that is trained in all ways of data recovery techniques, and specifically one that has experience with all the RAID levels. Finding the right data recovery service could be hard and challenging but it is necessary to save your business.

1 comment:

p.paul said...

Thanks for providing such a good information about RAID recovery.

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