RAID Data Recovery

Whether you’re a small business owner with a small network attached storage (NAS) device or part of a corporate IT team taking care of a massive enterprise-class servers, you’re bound to experience a RAID crash eventually and we are here for you.

What Is RAID Data Recovery?

RAID data recovery is the process of salvaging data from a RAID array, like the kind used in your server or NAS device. There are many different RAID configurations, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. When your server’s RAID array fails–typically due to multiple hard disk drive failures overwhelming its fault tolerance–you will need to turn to skilled computer scientists who can repair the damaged hardware and carefully piece your RAID array back together and recover the original data from the RAID.

When you can’t get that data back on your own, you can rely on the experts at Gillware for help. For especially mission-critical business data, our expedited emergency RAID data recovery services can get your business back up and running in no time at all.

Our RAID experts have more than 10,000 hours of data recovery experience in our lab. Using advanced engineering techniques, we can recover data from RAIDs large and small, from three- or four-drive NAS devices to SAN devices with dozens of hard drives.

We recover data from these RAID arrays:

  • RAID 0 Data Recovery
  • RAID 1 Data Recovery
  • RAID 5 Data Recovery
  • RAID 6 Data Recovery
  • RAID 10 Data Recovery
  • NAS Data Recovery
  • VMware Data Recovery
  • ESXi Data Recovery
  • Hyper-V Data Recovery
  • Server Data Recovery
  • JBOD Data Recovery
  • Virtual Data Recovery

RAID Server Data Recovery

Occasionally, the type of server your business used has an effect on how your crashed RAID array has to be rebuilt. Gillware’s experts are well-acquainted with all brands and models of NAS devices and servers by all major manufacturers, such as Synology, Dell, HP, IBM,  XenServer, SnapServer, Buffalo, Drobo, and FreeNAS.

Read about a recovery case involving an IBM Storwize V3700 Enterprise-grade server with 18 hard drives, and see how our recovery engineers were able to overcome some interesting obstacles to get recover data for this international customer.

A Citrix XenServer is an excellent way for businesses to store data, but it is not infallible. Even virtualized disks can potentially fail–they are, after all, still dependent on hardware–and without professional XenServer data recovery, the data on it could be lost forever.

This is a case study involving a Dell PowerVault MD1220 server in a RAID 10 configuration. Our recovery engineers were able to create custom software that emulated the RAID controller and then conducted a perfect recovery of the customer’s data.

Synology NAS data storage supports several RAID types, depending on how the NAS has been configured. Assuming the hard disk drives have failed, you will need to know how your NAS array was configured for complete NAS recovery.

In this HP ProLiant data recovery case, the SQL server with the client’s database and Clarity profile had become inaccessible, and as they soon found, all three of the hard drives in their RAID-5 array seemed to have failed.

As powerful and versatile as FreeNAS is, like any other NAS software (open-source or not), it’s not immune to crashes, hard disk failure, boot drive issues, or anything else that can stop it from working properly.

Depending on your needs, the NAS Array can do many things that simple file servers cannot. High-end NAS Arrays provide clustering for enterprise solutions. Not only do they allow rapid access to data and files, but they can offer virtual machine images (VM) and even act like another computer as a virtual machine.

SnapServer data recovery is commonly requested by small businesses who have a legacy SnapServer housing business-critical data. Even as the server nears the end of its expected service life, the data stored within it still has value to your business, and in some cases, data recovery is the last option available.

For businesses that need to transfer data efficiently between devices, they rely on technology known as network attached storage, or NAS. NAS data is typically crucial to your company’s day-to-day operations. If you experience a crash, you must seek out NAS recovery solutions as soon as possible.

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