I fear we are calling http://www.drivesavers.com
Data is recovered from our backups. Once in awhile you encounter an IT staffer or business that got suckered into "Oh, this is RAID 5 so you don't need to backup often" or some, not at all.
Spinrite seems to be a bad idea if it moves sector contents as, well, you know how RAID works. Spinrite would not be a good idea at all on a RAID drive out of its set.
-> There's also the problem of SCSI termination. Besides that, I find folk today totally unaware of SCSI setups, where the termination goes and such. Finding support or even another person that used such is now rare. Those at Driversavers do know this.
I need to recover data from a Dell NT Server 4.0 (SP6) system that has a blown container. The system has a RAID 5 (5+1 hot swap) with SCSI drives and NTFS, and a functioning CD-ROM and floppy drive. The system can see the RAID controller and boots to the point where it tries to read the boot sector, then stops at the usual F1 (try again) / F2 (go to BIOS) options. The SCSI Select utility (to examine the container, create a new one, etc) does not show any container.
I have tried Spinrite 6.0, which essentially ignores the container and re-writes data from bad sectors to good ones until the system is functional again; Spinrite couldn't even see the drives, so I assume at least two have failed. Does anyone have any ideas on software (or other recover options) that might enable me to recover a couple of 25MB files on the server?