I have a Dell server on which I have installed Ubuntu Server Edition. I had it running with two arrays (one RAID 1, the other a RAID 5). My system has gone bad due to me not using a power backup combined with a power-surge/power-outage (not sure which). The hardware is fine, my arrays are healthy, and ram has been tested, therefore I believe it is a software problem.
I am not sure whether to re-install vs. try repairing my system. I have tried to repair, however my knowledge of shell commands and usage is extremely limited (to give you an idea, I was able to set up my server utilizing the shell however this is all I could manage). I think it would be easier to simply re-install, however whenever I try to re-install it prompts me to format my RAID 5 array (which has my data). Any ideas/tips/anything would be very much appreciated!