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Date:      Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:16:27 -0400
From:      "Justin" <justin@pcmedicsite.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RAID Repair
Message-ID:  <000001c6b4c5$19e54290$6b08a8c0@pcmoperations>

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Greetings,
 
I may be in the wrong place, but I believe the best help to be found for
anything technical is this group of people, so here goes:
 
I have a Promise FastTrak S150 TX2 (older PCI SATA/RAID controller), with 2
Maxtor 80GB HDDs connected to it.  These HDDs were in a system running XP,
but the client lost the RAID configuration (unplugged drives to upgrade
memory, plugged back in, XP recognized the drives, but as single drives).
The drives were set up as a stripe (RAID 0).
 
I have put this card and drives into my FBSD 6.1 Release system, and of
course, BSD recognized the RAID right away, and has it under /dev/ar0.
 
My question is:  Is there a way to scan the RAID, and recover the NTFS
partition?  I've Google'd, but only come up with half results claiming that
a "dd" script can be written, reading 64K chunks off of each drive and
rebuilding a complete image.  I also have a 250GB HDD on a separate
controller that is currently blank where I can rebuild this image if needed.

 
If someone with more experience could advise me on the best way to proceed,
I'd be most grateful!
 
Regards,
 
Justin P. Michel
Technician - PC Medic
"Healing your computer ills!"





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