Windows 2003/IIS & SQL 2000 Disaster Recovery
Closed     Case # 10003     Affiliated Job:  American Systems Consulting, Inc.2
Opened:  Unknown     Closed:  Unknown
Total Hit Count:  7591     Last Hit:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:48:16 AM
Unique Hit Count:  2514     Last Unique Hit:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:48:16 AM
Case Type(s):  Database, Server, Client Project, Vendor Support
Case Notes(s):  All cases are posted for review purposes only. Any implementations should be performed at your own risk.

Problem:
Client Project: Dell PowerEdge server with internal storage on a SATA CERC controller in a RAID5 configuration.

Server collapse after multiple drive failure. Due to no backup of the system, client requested to recover any data available.

Resolution:
Diagnostic process included contacting Dell support who said nothing could be done and shipped out a replacement RAID controller and three hard drives. I replaced the CERC controller and reattached the existing drives in the proper order - forced the drives back into the original RAID5 configuration and into an online state - I was still unsuccessful to boot the system, but was able to image off the data to my laptop via Symantec Ghost - rebuilt the server and restored what data I could from this image - including the SQL databases.

The databases were placed onto the newly built system replacing the system databases and adding the others - brought the SQL server into a single user mode and extracted what data that could be recovered. Apart from some inconsistencies, nearly all data including the web site scripts were successfully recovered or recreated.



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