Ok, I'm new to Unix but can say that I pick things up fast when it comes to technology.
I have a Linkstation Mini LS-WS1.0TGL/R1 that needs restoring, it was given to me my former company has it was failing to start up properly. Unfortunately I couldn't tell you what exactly was causing this but when I brought the device home it would just flash the blue light. I created the same network environment it was in when it was at their office, but it continued to flash the blue light.
There is the possible some smart person in their office may have pressed the reset button.
In the past I've been able to saved data and the file structure from failed RAID's before by using handy bits of software, personally I quite like Ontrack and UFS Explorer. However these aren't working to well for me with this particular problem.
So far I have mounted the drives in my machine and tried UFS Explorer to recreate the RAID-0, which works ok but when I browse the drive the file system comes up as:
I can only assume from what I've read and see in the office, is that share is the place where all the folders are kept.
Now I've done a complete recovery + restore with UFS Explorer and it does restore lots of files, but is missing the file structure. As you can imagine this is highly frustrating when there's nearly 800Gb of data labelled Unknown000001, especially when some of the files saved by the company aren't recognised by UFS. Oh and to top it off it takes 4hours and sometimes crashes at 98%!
So on this note I stumbled on these forum pages... which I might say are brilliant. Now this particular thread caught my eye and I've given it a go. viewtopic.php?f=61&t=22396#p140008
Sorry to say thought that after carrying out this process, the share folder is still empty. Now I know the data is still on the drive because UFS is finding it.
The big question is what next ?
For anyone that would like to offer assistance below is my Superblock details after creating the raid in Ubuntu.... I need be honest and say I'm still learning what a superblock is but I though it might be of use to someone. If any other reports are needed then please let me know.
root@ubuntu:~# mdadm --detail /dev/md1
Version : 00.90
Creation Time : Thu May 24 08:39:35 2012
Raid Level : raid0
Array Size : 960959872 (916.44 GiB 984.02 GB)
Raid Devices : 2
Total Devices : 2
Preferred Minor : 1
Persistence : Superblock is persistent
Update Time : Thu May 24 08:39:35 2012
State : clean
Active Devices : 2
Working Devices : 2
Failed Devices : 0
Spare Devices : 0
Chunk Size : 64K
UUID : f26543db:5beed424:e368bf24:bd0fce41 (local to host ubuntu)
Events : 0.1
Number Major Minor RaidDevice State
0 8 54 0 active sync /dev/sdd6
1 8 70 1 active sync /dev/sde6