I have a windows laptop, and I have a Ubuntu 16.04 desktop which has 3 hard drives in it:
- 500GB Ubuntu 16.04 OS hardrive.
- 1TB - Raid 1 (Ubuntu Raid) Hard drive A (nfts)
- 1TB - Raid 1 (Ubuntu Raid) Hard drive B (nfts)
The raid pair is where I back everything to. I am not a pirate so these are all personal files, and made a raid array because losing this data is unrecoverable and would be devastating.
I spent the day trying to get my Linux box to share the raid files with my Windows laptop via Samba. Finally after about 2 days of reading and trying, it start working. I started coping files from my laptop onto the raid array over my home network, after copying about 100MB the copying hangs, and linux PC has had problems.
In a recovery mode I removed the raid array, and removed the line to auto mount the raid array from fstab (required for Samba), my OS linux hard drives boots. But I cant seem to be able to get the raid array back.
I have read fsck only works with ext, and chkdsk just zeros partitions and causes data loss.
This is what blkid returns with just one of the raid drives attached (currently I have booted from a live cd)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda: UUID="f034155f-4495-ccd8-9ba0-351aad62b995" UUID_SUB="74666d57-c189-68d3-eee5-7ec9d14e976c" LABEL="server1:0" TYPE="linux_raid_member" /dev/sdb1: UUID="334b6499-bcdf-41f4-9edc-bc04530c2ee4" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="0f4fadcd-01" /dev/sr0: UUID="2016-07-19-21-27-51-00" LABEL="Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS amd64" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="40a863e7" PTTYPE="dos" /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sdb5: UUID="d251aded-20ac-40fe-aff0-795bc74f7064" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="0f4fadcd-05"
Any tips on how to try recover my life's data? Any help would be greatly appreciated.