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Free Software Magazine: How to Recover from a Broken RAID5

“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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