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Free Software Magazine: How to Recover from a Broken RAID5

Aug 25, 2005, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edmundo Carmona)

"In this article I will describe an experience I had that began with the failure of some RAID5 disks at the Hospital of Pediatric Especialties, where I work. While I wouldn't wish such an event on my worst enemy, it was something that made me learn about the power of knowledge--a deep knowledge, which is so important in the hacking culture.

"A 5-disk (18GB each) RAID5 was mounted on a HP Netserver Rack Storage/12. Due to a power outage yesterday, it would no longer recognize the RAID. As a matter of fact, there were two more RAIDs on the rack that were recovered... but this one (holding about 60GB of data) just wouldn't work..."

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