03-23-2011 12:13 PM
I booted up with Fedora, but I can not find the NASRAID uitility in the Places menu.
Ok, I think these are my steps to take:
1. Take out the disks from Sharespace NAS, connect to PC SATA controllers (4 disks in all).
2. Load Fedora Live, run NASRAID (which I can not find), mount the array it found.
3. Run recovery software on it, ie..Photorec, Foremost, ..etc...
Does this sums it up?
So my hurdles are: get Fedora to recognize and mount the RAID 5 disk array.
Get recovery software to work on RAID 5. I heard good success on EXT4 filesystem, but can find anything on it working with RAID 5.
I hope you can add more comments and directions.
03-23-2011 01:52 PM
Yes, that's the general idea. I'm a little surprised that Fedora doesn't recognize your RAID 5 array at all. Make sure you don't have the drives hooked up to a RAID controller on your PC, just normal everyday SATA ports. For as much as I use Ubuntu, I've done very little with RAID or logical volume management aside from adding dropped drives back into arrays.
The GNOME Disk Utility (formerly called Palimpset, but probably listed in the menus as Disk Utility) may shed a little extra light here. Just be really careful not to change anything on the drives themselves until you can run data recovery software.