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I have a Galaxy Raid Pro that was setup as a Raid 5. The system appears to have lost its configuration and I am unable to access any of my data. I located a configuration file but am unable to load it onto the system. Any ideas on how I can get my data off of this POS??

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  • info88088 Sep 30, 2010

    The drives are on a NA System. Not on my physical computer. This program only appears to work on drives that are physically connected to the PC.

  • info88088 Sep 30, 2010

    I am unable to connect it to the compter because the NAS has no configuration and won't accept a configuration file. The program is looking for .imc, .img, .vim files which do not exist.

  • info88088 Sep 30, 2010

    I understand how Raid 5 operates. The configuration file on the Galaxy NAS is nonexistent. I am unable to load a configuration file. The data is still on the disk but, without the configuration file, I am unable to access the data. I have a old configuration file which the system will not accept. I am unable to connect the NAS to my computer to utilize the program you mentioned without a configuration file. The program you mentioned is looking for .img, .imc, .vim files which do not exist.

  • info88088 Sep 30, 2010

    No IDE or SATA ports available. Running everything from laptops.

  • info88088 Sep 30, 2010

    Any suggestions other than contacting a data recovery company?

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The best way to do it is to use this sofware to recover it
you get a 30 days free trial :
http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm
to download the software go to this link :
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  • Jayant Jha Sep 30, 2010

    Thats not a problem i belive , you can connect it to the computer and use the program.

  • Jayant Jha Sep 30, 2010

    Read a bit about rais 5 :


    How RAID 5 Works

    •RAID 5 utilizes three or more disk drives to protect data contained on any one of the drives. Data is spread throughout the array of drives. Furthermore, a computer constantly executes parity checking, a calculation performed on data bits to check for data errors. Unique to RAID 5, parity information is also stored on each drive, according to Seagate. This facilitates reconstruction of data contained on a failed drive onto the remaining operational drives.
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    Replacing a Failed Drive

    •If a disk drive fails in a RAID 5 environment, simply replace the failed drive while the computer system continues to access reconstructed data on the operational drives. This procedure is called a hot swap. Once a new drive is installed, RAID 5 begins the process that reloads data and parity information onto the drive.
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    Considerations

    •Additional levels of RAID exist. Review the data loss protection requirements of your organization to determine which RAID level is right for your environment. In addition, RAID 5 provides limited data loss protection. Therefore, off-site data backup storage is necessary to recover from a major disaster that destroys all disk drives.

  • Jayant Jha Sep 30, 2010

    Follow these steps :

    1.Disassemble your NAS device (e.g. WD MyBook)
    2.Remove internals hard drive(s) from the NAS box
    3.Insert all of the hard drives into your PC, and connect them to available IDE or SATA ports
    4.Run DiskInternals Uneraser, Partition Recovery or Raid Recovery
    5.Perform the recovery by following prompts of the Easy Recovery Wizard

    Choosing the Right Product
    DiskInternals offers three different products that can recover data from NAS devices as well as repair the disks.

    1.DiskInternals Uneraser is the least expensive option. Use Uneraser to just recover files and data from the disk(s) you tool from the NAS device. Note that Uneraser will not repair the damaged system structures such as the file system and boot partition tables.
    2.DiskInternals Partition Recovery can do everything that Uneraser can do, as well as repair the system structures of the damaged disk(s). Note that while Partition Recovery can recover data from single disks and RAID arrays, it cannot fix system structures of a RAID.
    3.DiskInternals Raid Recovery is the most expensive and most advanced product manufactured by DiskInternals. Raid Recovery can recover files and data from single disks and RAID arrays, fix system structures of single disks and RAID arrays. Raid Recovery detects the exact type and configuration of a RAID completely automatically, which is important as there are numerous different NAT systems available.

    DiskInternals data recovery products, including Uneraser, Partition Recovery and Raid Recovery, fully support the Linux file system as well as all types of Linux RAID, including Linux RAID 0, 1, 4, 5,

  • Jayant Jha Sep 30, 2010

    Well in that case it wont be possible to get that done on your own,
    keeping the importance of your data in mind i thisnk you should contact a data recovery company.

  • Jayant Jha Sep 30, 2010

    Well u can use any desktop computer.
    Take it anywhere else where you can get a desktop system.
    Because its very difficut to do it through a laptop.

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