NAS 200 D 480 Gb , it doesn't boot: how to recover data from second partition
this model is equipped with MS windows file server os.... The OS doesn't boot a t all. We've tried connecting an external dvd and loading a windows xp pro recover console hoping it could help but it didn't resolev.. Iomega sent us a CD for recovering the Nas ...but it seems to do it for all the partitions...so we decide to wait avoiding the risk of destroyng data in the second one.
How can we restore the Os installation without destroyng the data in the second partition?. Is there a way for it.
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It seems your OS on the NAS has being destroyed some how (maybe a power failure or unattended shutdown...). To recover your files from the broken NAS, I suggest to open your NAS and get the HDD out. Most NAS works with a special embedded Linux system, so it's possible the internal HDD to have ext2, ext3 or ext4 structure wich is completely readable if you connect the extracted NAS's HDD to a desktop of any kind and boot from a Live CD as PartedMagic. Once you boot that LiveCd, you could mount the existent partitions on the extracted NAS HDD (and attached to the system that you've just booted) and recover your files from it. Also you could check the NAS HDD to see what's going wrong with him, also from inside the PartedMagic. For that, you need some Linux skills, but don't be afraid: it's much easy than you figure... And, as final suggestion, mount the NAS's HDD founded partitions as READ-ONLY, to prevent them to be erased/deleted by accident.
In your office network, for sure, you have a DHCP server who gave the IP addresses to all devices for that network and this seems to be the reason for why you could see your NAS. On home, you also need a DHCP server. You don't say anything about you home network. The best idea is to just make a temporary network with 2 devices: your computer and your NAS by connecting the NAS directly to your computer's network adapter, set the IPV4 IP for that adapter to the same class addresses as your NAS was set by default (usually NAS had "192.168.x.y" where "x" could be 0, 1 or 2 "y" could be any value between 1 and 254, but mostly, 1) and try to access it via http to manage him (need a user name and a password). For NAS default address and username and password, consult NAS user manual. Access it with from your preferred browser using: \\192.168.x.y
Once you gain the control, cut off his DHCP service and tell him to accept the IP address from the network defined DHCP. (btw: one normal DHCP server is allowed on one network! Cascaded DHCP also is allowed, but it's a little bit complicated) Good luck!
If it's new it's probably doing some housekeeping. The drives need to be formatted and then the RAID arrays need to be sorted.
On installing my server, it took days to complete, however, that was with existing data on the drive.
It might not be letting you switch off because it's busy and doing so would mess up what it's trying to perform.
If you don't want to wait to find out if all is OK, go into the configuratio utility and set just one drive up. This will show if it's working as a unit. If all is fine, install the remaining drives, maybe one at a time.
i had the same problem with a NAS device. I opened it up and removed the battery and all power sources. I then waited a few minutes and put everything back. The system reset to factory defaults. It now works for me.
I later found out the unit has three ethernet ports. and if the settings are incorrect then the "Gateway" is not found. You may want to connect it directly to a router and see if it gets an ip.
I've tried hyperterminal and it didnt work. There are too many parameters that can interefere.
I'm not familiar with the PS180E and can't find any reference to it... but I do know from experience that some of the personal/desktop NAS devices will only run in a Wintel environment. They are only compatible with Windows File Sharing. If that's not the case, let us know more details about the model number, etc.
Ouch... You didn't say who's NAS device it is? It sounds like you may have a firmware issue on controller. You may need to reset the controller to the factory defaults. I'd suggest that you contact the manufacturer for details on how to do so. They should also have details on how to recover your data. If you can let us know what kind of a NAS device it is, maybe we can find more details on it.