How to perform raid 0 recovery and what to be careful of! - Open Port

How to perform raid 0 recovery and what to be careful of!

We use computers to handle our day to day tasks. We can use them for communication, academics or business. During this, we store some information in them. They use various computerized processes to store our data. One of these processes is raid 0 recovery. It is a process of storage which breaks up a file and saves it in broken bits across a RAID group of storage disks. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks and was first presented in 1987 by authors Randy Katz, David Patterson and Garth A. Gibson in an official report.

Also known as disk striping, RAID 0 allows us to store the same item of data in various spots across multiple hard disks. RAID 0 delivers the advantage or data protection and an increase in computer performance. However, RAID 0 data storage has little redundancy and you could lose your data in case the system crashes or fails. Thankfully, there are ways to perform raid 0 recovery. Read on to discover more about this.

What really causes RAID 0 Recovery collapse?

There are two main reasons why a RAID 0 data storage system can collapse. They include:

Failure of one or more of the RAID 0 member disks

Failure of something other than the RAID 0 disks

RAID 0 member disk failure

RAID 0 disks are non-redundant. Therefore, if a member disk fails, the data which was stored on it can be lost forever. However, you can attempt to make a raid 0 recovery by collecting data from the other member disks and trying to piece it all together. Only the data which has a block size which is smaller than N-1 can be recovered. However, if the RAID 0 disk is too damaged then the data can be lost permanently.

Failure of the RAID 0 supporting architecture

A RAID 0 system depends on other factors such as operators, controllers and special software. These supporting elements can fail and paralyze the RAID 0 system. In such a case, the RAID 0 disks are left functional hence data can be recovered easily.

How to activate the raid 0 recovery

The first step is to download software which can perform raid 0 recovery. There are various types of software which are designed specifically for RAID 0 recovery. Examples of these are ReclaiMe and ZAR RAID software. They are available for free.

After downloading them, proceed to install the software and start it. Depending on its design, the software may ask you to open the RAID 0 disks or create images of them. If it asks this, use the buttons in the software to perform these tasks.

Once you have prepared the RAID 0 disks, select those whose data you desire to recover. The minimum number to select is 2 disks. You may be asked to also select the layout of the RAID disks. In such a case, indicate the number of disks selected for example 3/10. In addition to that, you may be asked what process to perform after the recovery.

Examples of processes are recover data, save the layout of the RAID 0 disks to an XML file or transfer the settings to a different recovery software. When asked this, check the option indicating that you want to recover data. After making these settings, click on the button activating the recovery. The software will proceed to analyze, reconstruct the RAID 0 disks and eventually perform raid 0 recovery.

Conclusion

When the recovery is complete, the software will display a folder tree with a check-box for every folder. At this point, simply check the folders containing the recovered data that you desire. The software will ask for a destination folder for this data. When it does so, identify such a folder in your computer. Once you have made this setting, click on copy to complete the process of raid 0 recovery.


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