SAN and Xsan recovery.
By specialist engineers.
SAN and Xsan recovery is highly complex, and available only from a few data recovery companies worldwide. If you have a crashed SAN or Xsan network caused by the failure of a hard drive (or even multiple drive failures), a volume or storage pool is corrupt, LUNs have disappeared, the metadata server has failed, you’ve had a power surge or power failure – whatever the reason, we’ll get you running and into full production again. Quickly.
We don’t just recover the data; we actually recover and restore the entire server, potentially saving you days in data transfer and system re-configuration required with other recovery methods.
We have a proven track record in recovering even from multiple drive failures.
We recover RAID arrays of any capacity – from a small, 16-disk array to one comprising hundreds of drives, with multiple volumes and LUNs.
The operating system or file system is immaterial; our forensics RAID recovery engineers employ our own, specially-developed techniques, meaning we can recover any server, with any operating system and any file system.
Xsan data recovery from multiple drive failure, or other serious hardware faults is beyond the technical capability of Apple engineers, from the company that installed and maintains your system, and from your IT Manager. If the crashed SAN is powered off, please keep it so – and do not attempt recovery as the situation will almost certainly deteriorate. If you contact us, we will advise you on the best course of action.
If anyone has told you that recovery is impossible, please don’t re-format or replace any part of the system. We’d like to examine the system first. Don’t be persuaded otherwise – even if there is multiple drive failure.
Typical crashed SAN or Xsan scenarios
- Multiple hard drives failed
- Failure of a storage pool
- Missing LUNs
- Corrupt or damaged superblock
- Corrupt or damaged metadata server
- Firmware update failed or firmware corruption
- Power failure or surge
- File system corruption
- Incorrect drive substituted for RAID rebuild