We have a HP StorageWorks server with hp Smart Array p212. It has 2 SAS array configurations.

Logical drive 1 wich is a RAID 1 configuration Logical drive 2 wich is a RAID 5 configuration One of the drives in the raid 5 configuration failed last week an was replace with a new drive of the same model while the machine was turned off.

When the machine was up again i started the rebuild action in the HP Array Configuration Utility. This was 4 days ago. I now see in the array configuration utility that all the drives are working and no errors remain.

But i can not access the data it used to contain. When i look at the windows drisk management I can see the drive but is in a RAW format. I have also rebooted the server and when booting windows it want to run a checkdisk on the drive. I have done this. It took somewere between 1 and 2 days to complete the checkdisk but at the end it stoped checking and froze.

This is our backup server so if possible I would like to restore the historical backup data. Could some one please advice me on what to do next.


Chkdsk utility must help in order to restore the NTFS partition -> chkdsk X: (drive letter) /f /r If the diskpart already identify partition as RAW, you can use EaseUS to restore the partition and the NTFS should be available.

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