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By ingulkarvj ·
hellow every1 thnks for your support, i'll start with my problem right away, recently i formatted my IBM server which was running on win2000 adv. server & installed win2003 std. server wiht raid5, but i have lost some of my data, though i had backed everythin there are some file which i forgot to take backup, now is there any way I can retrieve my data, any free tool that can help me out new server is working fine, but is it possible to retrive the data from formatted disk
pls ignore the points as i didn,t much left with me.
Thnks once again for your support

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Data Recovery

Once you build a new raid5, formated and installed OS, no way to recover your data.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Data Recovery

While the above answer is effectively correct what it should have said is that there is no Cheap or Fast way to recover the data.

You can always resort to Forensic Data recovery but this is both time consuming and expensive.

For some idea of what is involved try reading up on the following URL.

http://tinyurl.com/n5gqk

There is also the possibility of completely dismantling the drives in a Class 1 Clean Room and coating the platters with some green goo and reading every layer of data that has ever been recorded to the drive/s however this causes the destruction of the HDD/s and is horribly expensive. The last time I heard this refereed to was in a Criminal Case where the Government had spent 200K to recover everything that had ever been written to the drive to get a conviction on a drive that had been wiped with DOD approved Software. Of course the 8K of pictures of Kiddy Porn made it worth the effort but there are not many places outside Government that can afford this cost.

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by Nilt In reply to Data Recovery

>The last time I heard this refereed to was in a Criminal Case where the Government had spent 200K to recover everything that had ever been written to the drive to get a conviction on a drive that had been wiped with DOD approved Software.<

Testament to the fact that no method of wiping data is completely secure given enough resources. I wonder if anyone's ever tried recovering data from a completely melted down platter?

Anyhow, as a side note, ingulkarvj didn't say whether the array had been rebuilt or not. If not and a simple format was all that's been done, there are quite a few tools that can scan for and recover the files.

My choice for this in the past has been this: http://www.stellarinfo.com/disk-recovery.htm

There are others out there, though. Make sure you don't install or write anything to the drives where your data may exist or data can be overwritten.

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