SNAP RAID Recovery Part II Drive Set Definition

One of the many attributes of a RAID 5 that make it popular is that if a drive goes down in the array the RAID will remain functional.  In such a case the following events should occur.  An alarm should sound.  An alarm that would wake the dead.  An … [Read more...]

SNAP Server Data Recovery 3 Spanned RAID 5 Arrays

Recently, it was my task to take sixteen drives, spanned across three RAID fives, and recover a set of hundreds of AVI files. These files were used for research and although not time sensitive, were critical to the conclusions of the research.  We … [Read more...]

Black Art Of Data Recovery: BIOS – MBR – Part Two

Let's take a look at some of the boot code of a pretty standard MBR. The first thing we want to do is a little house keeping, then relocate the code we loaded at 0000:7C1B to 0000:061B. Which is spelled out in the First Part of - The Black Art Of … [Read more...]

The Black Art of Data Recovery: BIOS, MBR, VIRUS

Virus programmers, although destructive, were at one time some of the most innovative programmers in the industry. They exploited the very core of an operating system, and could do magic with the BIOS and MBR. The virus writer of present is just … [Read more...]

The Black Art Of Data Recovery

Over the next several weeks we are going to take an in depth look at how data recovery in all of its phases is applied to the Microsoft NTFS file system. You may consider this a class in the data recovery of an NTFS file system as well as a mini … [Read more...]

SNAP Data Recovery Through The OS Inode

This week is the final offering of our topic Recovering a single file from a SNAP Server Operating System. We have learned what a Super Block is, a cylinder group, and some of the important data elements in those data structures. We have learned how … [Read more...]

SNAP OS Data Recovery Super Block

SNAP Operating System File Recovery Through The Super Block Recovering a single file from a SNAP OS Part 2 Last week we discussed how to find the file name on a SNAP OS file system. Using a sector editor we searched the hard disk drive for the … [Read more...]

SNAP Server Data Recovery Of A Single File

Recovering a single file from a SNAP OS As we know SNAP Appliance used a proprietary Unix File System (UFS) handler in order to run there Network Attached Storage (NAS) product. This particular OS ran a Berkley Software Distribution (BSD) flavor of … [Read more...]

SNAP RAID Recovery using SNAP OS

SNAP Server NAS RAID Data Recovery SNAP Appliance, now owned by Adaptec was one of the pioneers of the Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies. Through the use of  the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and the UNIX File System (UFS), SNAP … [Read more...]