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Recovery virtual disk on a R520

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Hi,

Problem on a Dell R520 server with a H310 raid controller.

After a bad manipulation in the LifeCycle Controller, the virtual disk of the system has been delete.

Is it possible to re-create this virtual disk without erasing the data?

Or simply access essential data before formatting on one of the SAS system disks.

Thank you in advance

Christophe

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Re: Recovery virtual disk on a R520

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If a initialization operation has run, then the data would be lost. If you had an accident in the Lifecycle controller, I suspect that you have most likely lost data from an automatic initialization. 

 

If no initialization took place, then you could theoretically perform a retag and be fine. A retag would just mean creating a virtual disk with the identical settings as the previous virtual disk, but when prompted to perform an initialization, you have to make sure to *not* do it. This procedure would be within the PERC configuration menu.

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If a initialization operation has run, then the data would be lost. If you had an accident in the Lifecycle controller, I suspect that you have most likely lost data from an automatic initialization. 

 

If no initialization took place, then you could theoretically perform a retag and be fine. A retag would just mean creating a virtual disk with the identical settings as the previous virtual disk, but when prompted to perform an initialization, you have to make sure to *not* do it. This procedure would be within the PERC configuration menu.

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Thank's a lot. That was a good solution to recreate the disk without initalized.

You saved me many hours of reconfiguration.

You are realy great to take the time to answer me.

Cordialy

Christophe

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