Acer H340 - new primary drive installed by Acer - how do I recover the data on the other 3 drives RRS feed

  • Question

  • long story short - after 3 shipping efforts back and forth with Acer, they finally managed to get my whs working by replacing the faulty main drive -

    I have run the restore process with the other 3 x 1tb drives that have my data installed and the system is now up and running with the exact same name, users passwords etc -

    the 3 data drives are showing in the panel however if i add them it will prompt me to format and obviously loose all my data.

    How do I go about recovering the data off the other 3 drives ??


    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:41 PM

All replies

    • Remove the system drive from your server and connect it to some other computer.
    • Remove all partitions on the system drive using your partition management software of choice. DISKPART will do the job, as will Acronis, etc.
    • Reinstall the system drive in your server.
    • Try another server recovery.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:08 PM
  • If this does not work (and assuming, that Acer did not already overwrite your disks) check the FAQ How to recover data after server failure.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:49 PM
  • Thanks - this looks like a better option - I will try this over the weekend


    Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:39 PM