A buddy of mine and I are in the process of trying to salvage an old server that hasn't been used for a while, but whose data is critically important. It's an old box with a series of hard drives that, after a long while of arduous testing, were setup in Windows Server 2003 using some sort of software implementation of RAID within WS2k3. (I don't know what this is called.)
The problem here is that the case is very disorganized, and the SATA cables connecting the drives have since been disconnected in such a way that the original order cannot be determined. Further testing had indicated that guessing the original order (i.e. plugging them in haphazardly) will prevent the machine from booting.
Poking around with the help of bootable media, we were able to figure out that the first NTFS HD is bootable and the rest are of type "SFS" (or so fdisk reports). I'm guessing that this was set by the software solution, but have no idea of how to use this.
What is the best way of going about salvaging this data?