RAID Recovery Process
RAID stands for the Redundant Array of Independent Disks. RAID systems incorporate two or more disks in a combination to add high performance, storage efficiency and fault tolerance.
RAID Disk Damage
RAID arrays are considered to be more stable than the individual hard disk drives. Even in the scenarios when one disk fails, the RAID array continues to perform well.
RAID servers mainly display abnormal conditions or errors if server registry configurations and settings are lost, accidental RAID drive reconfiguration occurs, drive and disk failure or RAID controller failure,
Despite the ability to give full performance, RAID is considered to be in critical state if one or more disks fail to work. This critical state helps in the regeneration of lost information timely. Similarly, RAID disks and arrays are known to be the most complex of all storage and processing media. RAID configurations, volume, spanned, stripped, also need thorough understanding and professional help.
RAID controllers are used to regenerate the lost data on a new disk, when a RAID disk fails, this process is also known as "Rebuilding". It's recommended not to use RAID array extensively if a disk fails, as it may cause other disks to fail consequently. Similarly, rebuilding is not suggested for a RAID array showing critical state.
RAID arrays and controllers, like any other hardware and software, are also vulnerable to virus attacks, human error, logical problems, software corruption, configuration errors and physical damage. Hence they require RAID Data Recovery to recover and restore the lost data.
How RAID Recovery Process Works?
If your RAID array or disks crash due to some disk damage, controller configuration error or any other reason, you should follow a proper procedure with precautions take to safeguard your valuable RAID array and the data stored in it. Follow the RAID recovery procedure below to recover all your data successfully:
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- Verify the RAID number you are using.
- Create and maintain regular Data Backups of RAID servers, arrays and controllers.
- Make a list of your important and vital data and RAID configurations on paper.
- You can go through our RAID Diagnosis form and can send it for free RAID Data recovery evaluation.
- Call your nearest Data Recovery specialists and make sure they have a team of RAID experts on hand.
- Have your RAID damage evaluated and get a price quote.
- RAID recovery experts will try to create an image of the data on failed or crashed RAID array. Using the Virtual RAID, all your data is being copied on the multi terabytes server.
- During the RAID recovery process, a log will be maintained constantly to list down the important files recovered and restored.
RAID recovery and problem elimination process will continue and after it all your data will be restored on the main RAID array.