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Server And Raid Data Recovery And Digital Forensic Investigations

Advanced server data recovery, forensic data recovery and digital forensic investigations from crashed, broken, noisy, clicking, corrupt, formatted, deleted, re-loaded, burnt, fire damaged, power and lightning surge damaged, water damaged, virus damaged Windows, Linux, Apple Mac, Unix and Netware server drives and volumes irrespective of the configuration (RAID, NAS, SAN, mirror, stripe-set, JBOD etc.) or the condition of the media or the potential data loss situation.

Typical Potential Data Loss Scenarios Would Include:

  • Multiple servers and/or RAID drive failure
  • RAID controller failure or failed controller no longer available
  • Failed RAID controller firmware upgrades
  • RAID not ready
  • RAID metadata failure
  • Un-mountable volume i.e. after a power failure or where More than one drive failed in a RAID set
  • Partially rebuilt RAID
  • An automatic or forced RAID rebuild
  • Damage caused by system repair utilities e.g chkdsk and fsck
  • Primary hard disk failure
  • Server not ready
  • Inaccessible boot device
  • Unable to access drive "X"
  • Device not ready, reading drive "X"
  • NTLDR is missing
  • Operating system not found / missing operating system
  • The BIOS recognizes the drive but with garbage parameters
  • The BIOS recognizes the drive but the data is inaccessible
  • Improper drive or media replacement
  • Fire/Water Damage
  • The drive reports bad sectors
  • Corrupt data
  • Formatted, Fdisked, partially re-loaded hard disk drives
  • Server or RAID device won't boot
  • Corrupted parity/data drive
  • Accidental/Intentional deleted partition
  • Incomplete and/or partial server rebuilds
  • Grinding or clacking noises, normally associated with electro-mechanical failure
  • The drive no longer recognized by the BIOS after rebooting, despite the platters spinning

We Recover and Investigate All Server and Raid Configurations and Volume Types, Including: -

  • All types of hardware and software RAID configurations including:
    • RAID array levels - RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 5E/EE, RAID6;
    • Striped, Spanned, Simple, Mirrored, JBOD volumes and array sets;
    • HP ADG, RAID 1E/1EE, Nested RAID (10, 50, 60, 50E, etc)
  • NAS and SAN devices
  • Multi-disk Btrfs configured using mdadm or hardware RAID
  • Storage systems like NetApp, EMC and HP using atypical block sizes - 520 bytes, 524 bytes, 528 bytes, etc.
  • Volumes encrypted with LUKS, BitLocker and FileVault 2, APFS volumes encryption and eCryptFS etc.
  • Digital video storage (DVR/CCTV) systems using proprietor (vendor-specific) storage configurations
  • Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 2016 and MS SQL file servers
  • SCSI hard disk drives
  • SSD (Solid State), IDE, PATA, SATA, SAS server hard disk drives
  • Virtual machines and virtual volumes
  • Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • File, Application, Mail, and Web Server
  • Fiber Channel
  • Basic disk & dynamic disk configurations
  • SUN/Oracle with ZFS stripe - RAID-Z
  • SUN/Oracle ZFS hardware RAID

We Recover and Investigate All Partition, File Type And File Systems, Including: -

  • 12-bit FAT (FAT12) - All versions of DOS
  • 16-Bit FAT (FAT 16) - All versions of DOS and Microsoft Windows
  • 32 Bit FAT (FAT 32) - DOS v7 and higher, Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • Extensible File Allocation Table (exFAT) - Windows CE 6.0, Windows Vista, Windows 7, WinXP, Windows 10, Mac, Linux
  • New Technology File System (NTFS) - Windows server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2016, Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, NT, XP
  • New Technology File System version 5 (NTFS 5) - Windows server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2016, Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, NT, XP
  • Microsoft Live File System - Universal Disk Format (UDF) - CD/DVD media
  • Resilient File System (ReFS) - Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012
  • Second, third and fourth extended file system (EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4) - Linux
  • Reiser File System (ReiserFS) - Linux
  • B-tree file system (Btrfs) - Linux
  • Macintosh File System (MFS), Hierarchical File System (HFS), Mac OS Extended (HFS+), HPFS, Apple file system (APFS)
  • UNIX File System (UFS1 and UFS2) - Mac, Unix
  • Journaled File System (legacy JFS) and Enhanced Journaled File System (JFS2) - IBM AIX and Linux
  • Virtual drives - VMware (VMFS), DD, IMG, BIN, VHD, VHDX, E01, ESX(i) volumes
  • Novell Storage Services (NSS) and NetWare File System (NWFS)
  • HP-UX VxFS version 6 and below
  • Symantec Storage Foundation
  • SUN/Oracle ZFS
  • OpenVMS
  • ISO 9660 - CD-ROM
  • LYNX OS (LynxFS)
  • High-Performance File System (HPFS) - OS2
  • Yet Another Flash File System - Yaffs2

Our experienced technicians are here to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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