Recover data from "Storage Spaces - Parity"

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Hog79
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Recover data from "Storage Spaces - Parity"

#1 Post by Hog79 » 16 May 2019, 23:30

Hi,

I'm using Storage Spaces in Windows 10.
The storage pool is built on 3x 4TB USB drives.
It's configured with a single parity drive.

I was playing around in PowerShell and accidentally messed something up.
My parity drive still exists, but the utilization of the pool is 0%.
The drive is now unformated but partitioned.
(My guess is that it was repartitioned, or something similar)

Any good advice on how to go about this?
Is it possible to restore the partition completely, or at least restore the data itself?

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Recover data from "Storage Spaces - Parity"

#2 Post by recuperation » 18 May 2019, 12:52

Hog79 wrote:
16 May 2019, 23:30
Hi,

I'm using Storage Spaces in Windows 10.
The storage pool is built on 3x 4TB USB drives.
It's configured with a single parity drive.

I was playing around in PowerShell and accidentally messed something up.
My parity drive still exists, but the utilization of the pool is 0%.
The drive is now unformated but partitioned.
(My guess is that it was repartitioned, or something similar)

Any good advice on how to go about this?
Is it possible to restore the partition completely, or at least restore the data itself?
Maybe. This question is very strange given the fact that you don't know what you did to your "Storage Space".

You should try out testdisk first.
If testdisk does not show you a way to address your "Storage Space" instead of targetting individual devices you are forced to read out the whole storage space and either write it to a device that is at least 8TB big (my guess: (3-1)x 4TB because of the parity information) or a file that is approx. 8TB big.

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