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    Disk crash recovery:cry:


    Two out of three disks on my RAID5 system went down together, which is more than it can cope with. I'm pretty shocked, and trying not to panic. They are Western Digital Caviar 120GB jobs, and the BIOS can see them.

    What's the best way of trying to get data off them. I'd like to see if I can still see anything, and copy them to fresh drives. They're formatted as EXT3 and I don't have another Linux box, which might be a problem.

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    Still no ideas?

    I read that a the dd command can copy drives.

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    boot a live distro like Knoppix, and mount your raid drives (i'm not 100% sure on how to do this, google mount and raid) and then, the drives will be mounted someware e.g. /mnt/raid, then mount your other fresh hard drive with the mount command e.g. if the new drive is /dev/hda1 then
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    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
    then copy from one to another with
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    dd /mnt/raid/ /mnt/hda1
    That should work, give us a holler if you have any problems;

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