RAID 5 recovery questions

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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RAID 5 recovery questions

#1 Post by crmsmith » 26 Nov 2012, 23:20

I have a bit more convoluted setup than others posted here and am not seeming to have any luck with the recovery...
Win7x64
Primary OS drive is 128gb SSD
Storage array is IRST RAID 5 3x 2tb disks.
My OS is on the C drive but my Program Data and User Data are stored on the RAID array and thus I cannot successfully boot into Windows to run TestDisk. So I copied down the BootMed CD and have been trying to recover the RAID from there.
I have run TestDisk in bootmed and it is able to see the partitions, files and everything seems to be OK. But after selecting write and reboot I am unable to get Windows to recognize what should be the restored RAID array. In addition, when I re-boot into BootMed after the write the drives show as 3 unallocated units

Here is my drive selection for partition recovery:
Disk /dev/sda - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - ATA ST2000DM001-9YN1
Disk /dev/sdb - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - ATA ST2000DM001-9YN1
Disk /dev/sdc - 2000 GB / 1863 GiB - ATA ST2000DM001-9YN1
Disk /dev/sdd - 128 GB / 119 GiB - ATA M4-CT128M4SSD2
Disk /dev/mapper/isw_fiefdgfhf_data 4000 GB / 3736 GiB
Disk /dev/dm-0 - 4000 GB / 3736 GiB

I am able to see the RAID structure using both:
Disk /dev/mapper/isw_fiefdgfhf_data 4000 GB / 3736 GiB
Disk /dev/dm-0 - 4000 GB / 3736 GiB

So my question is, where should I be scanning/writing partition info?

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