Data Recovery from Volume Sets and RAIDs

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(Available on Restorer Ultimate PRO and Restorer Ultimate PRO Network only).

If a volume set or RAID is present in your system, Restorer Ultimate detects it, and a Volume sets and RAIDs object appears on the Device/Disk list. This object can be searched for files, scanned, and files found on it can be recovered the same way as from regular drives/volumes.

If you have components from a failed volume set or RAID, you may create a Virtual volume set or RAID from the components to recover files from it. Such components may be any objects on the Device/Disk list, be them real hard drives or disk images.

Once a Virtual Volume sets and RAIDs object is created, it can be searched for files, scanned, and files found on it can be recovered the same way as from regular drives/volumes.

Volume Sets, Stripe Sets, and Mirrors

Basic RAID 4 and RAID 5 Operations

Working with RAID 6 Reed-Solomon Presets

Working with RAID6 (Double Xor)

Working with RAIDs with Parity Delays

Working with Advanced RAID Layouts

Nested and Non-Standard RAID Levels

Finding RAID Parameters

Checking RAID Consistency

Syntax of a Description File for RAID Configurations

Description Files for RAID Configurations

Various Disk and Volume Managers

 

To edit an already created Virtual volume set or RAID object

1Select the object and click Virtual RAID Properties on the Task List,

or right-click the object and select RAID Properties on the shortcut menu.

2Edit the properties on the Create Virtual RAID wizard
>The new parameters will take effect upon clicking the Finish button.

 

To delete an already created Virtual volume set or RAID object

*Right-click the object and select Delete on the shortcut menu.

 

To save the layout of a an already created Virtual volume set or RAID object

*Click the More button on the Create Virtual RAID wizard and select either Save or Save To File on the shortcut menu

If you select Save, the layout will be saved in the raidlayout.xml file and it will appear among the presets. You may reach the presets by clicking the More button and selecting Presets on the shortcut menu.

If you select Save To File, the layout will be saved in a file specified by you. You may load the layout by clicking the More button and selecting Load From File on the shortcut menu.

 

Loading your RAID configuration

To load an already saved layout of a Virtual volume set or RAID object

*Click the More button on the Create Virtual RAID wizard and select either Presets or Load From File on the shortcut menu

If there're objects in the Parents tab, the preset will be applied to them. If the Parents tab is empty, Restorer Ultimate will search the disks listed in the Drives tab for the parents in the user's RAID layout file. If the search fails,Restorer Ultimate will show the Reference Parents not found message.