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 Post subject: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 18th, 2012, 15:09 
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Hi,

I am looking for either a DR engineer that is a RAID specialist that specializes in SAN recoveries, or can write scripts to accommodate SAN recoveries after all the drives have been imaged. In particular if someone has some experience with EqualLogic SAN units that would be ideal. The company I represent is willing to set up remote recovery sessions if necessary (ie you log into a system set up for you with you controlling the permissions) and have more than enough engineers to perform imaging from bad read and write heads, so you would most likely be working with direct images of the drives in the SAN unit. Or, if necessary we would be willing to send images directly to wherever you are located; preferably in the United States but would be willing to do this in other countries as well. As far as if there are some custom utilities any of you could create to help in SAN recoveries, my company would be more than willing to pay top dollar for these developed utilities. Please PM me if you are interested, and if you can meet the guidelines and have the capabilities to perform these recoveries or create these scripts.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 19th, 2012, 6:10 
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recoverystaffer wrote:
Hi,

I am looking for either a DR engineer that is a RAID specialist that specializes in SAN recoveries, or can write scripts to accommodate SAN recoveries after all the drives have been imaged. In particular if someone has some experience with EqualLogic SAN units that would be ideal. The company I represent is willing to set up remote recovery sessions if necessary (ie you log into a system set up for you with you controlling the permissions) and have more than enough engineers to perform imaging from bad read and write heads, so you would most likely be working with direct images of the drives in the SAN unit. Or, if necessary we would be willing to send images directly to wherever you are located; preferably in the United States but would be willing to do this in other countries as well. As far as if there are some custom utilities any of you could create to help in SAN recoveries, my company would be more than willing to pay top dollar for these developed utilities. Please PM me if you are interested, and if you can meet the guidelines and have the capabilities to perform these recoveries or create these scripts.


New members don't have possobility to send/recieve PM (privat messages) , so leave your constacts here in topic.

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 19th, 2012, 6:51 
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I really cannot think about ANY OTHER ONE only Dr.Kiev

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 19th, 2012, 13:47 
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I will also vouch for DR-Kiev. He is easily the most knowledgable member of these forums regarding RAID recoveries.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 19th, 2012, 13:49 
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recoverystaffer, feel free to contact me as a reference for DR-Kiev.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 19th, 2012, 13:53 
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I tried contacting you via email, msn, and icq, I havent used this forum in over 2 years didn't realize that new members could not PM users.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 20th, 2012, 13:49 
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Dr Kiev is in the Ukraine, you might have just tried to get a hold of him after he knocked off for the day. It's probably an 8 or more hour time difference between you two.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 20th, 2012, 14:43 
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Ukraine is 7 hours ahead of Eastern US.

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: September 21st, 2012, 14:13 
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Thanks everyone for the information, seems like Dr. Kiev might be able to handle a lot of the things i asked, but still the offer to contract out a knowledgeable SAN specialist with Equallogic knowledge is out there for the taking for anyone interested


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: October 31st, 2012, 12:39 
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With all respect to Dr.Kiev skills and knowledge, RAID recovery and SAN recovery are two very different things.
SUNs are MUCH more complicated in general.

It would be interesting to know if anyone really knows how to recover failed SAN from drive images.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: October 31st, 2012, 16:25 
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I sent my contact info via PM.

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: October 31st, 2012, 17:36 
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SeagateTech wrote:
With all respect to Dr.Kiev skills and knowledge, RAID recovery and SAN recovery are two very different things.
SUNs are MUCH more complicated in general.


well actually it's the same thing :D

a Raid is a RAID and is a raid, difference is only the way you connect to it. It's either DAS, NAS or SAN.
I think you mean that there is a difference in complexity in recovering data from some simple raid arrays and some enterprise class storage raid's which usually are more complex due to size, volume of drives and often different sector sizes.

SeagateTech wrote:
It would be interesting to know if anyone really knows how to recover failed SAN from drive images

Yeah I know a few, DR Kiev is one of them.

Also if you are interested in outsourcing send me a pm.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 3:15 
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Yeah if SeagateTech has problems with SAN we would be willing to help out. PM me if you need any info.

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 9:30 
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I have a serious doubt that anybody here has recovered EqualLogic SAN
But if I'm wrong I would like to have couple contacts for future

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 9:36 
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quasimodo wrote:
a Raid is a RAID and is a raid, difference is only the way you connect to it. It's either DAS, NAS or SAN.
I think you mean that there is a difference in complexity in recovering data from some simple raid arrays and some enterprise class storage raid's which usually are more complex due to size, volume of drives and often different sector sizes.

SAN usually have more complex structure which often include proprietary LVMs on top of RAIDs. Thus there is no regular RAID schema to assemble such SAN volumes. Also if we are talking about damaged SANs they often burdened by not-so-smart deeds of not-so-smart IT guys

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2012, 0:13 
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quasimodo, you really have no idea what SAN is, I'd suggest you to go and read wiki. Then you'd undestand the problem.
Repairing RAID from SAN system is not an issue, the problem is after that. SAN is on top of the RAID, and it really f#$%ks up everything.
All data is in 2-MB blocks all over the place. Add there dynamic allocation, resizing, and snapshots, 256+ volumes, and you'll get the picture.
Equilogic is one of the worst and most complex of them. I heard that only Ontrack has the solution, and they got it from Dell.

So it would be very interesting to hear if anyone reading this REALLY had a successful recovery from EqualLogic.
Not "let me take a look on drives, i'll tell", but the already tested solution.


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2012, 14:46 
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Doomer wrote:
I have a serious doubt that anybody here has recovered EqualLogic SAN
But if I'm wrong I would like to have couple contacts for future


We will be happy to take them Doomer :)


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2012, 14:48 
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Pupok wrote:
quasimodo, you really have no idea what SAN is, I'd suggest you to go and read wiki. Then you'd undestand the problem.
Repairing RAID from SAN system is not an issue, the problem is after that. SAN is on top of the RAID, and it really f#$%ks up everything.
All data is in 2-MB blocks all over the place. Add there dynamic allocation, resizing, and snapshots, 256+ volumes, and you'll get the picture.
Equilogic is one of the worst and most complex of them. I heard that only Ontrack has the solution, and they got it from Dell.

So it would be very interesting to hear if anyone reading this REALLY had a successful recovery from EqualLogic.
Not "let me take a look on drives, i'll tell", but the already tested solution.


no comment necessary, if you need to outsource send them over :)


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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2012, 16:26 
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quasimodo wrote:
Doomer wrote:
I have a serious doubt that anybody here has recovered EqualLogic SAN
But if I'm wrong I would like to have couple contacts for future


We will be happy to take them Doomer :)

awesome
thanks

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 Post subject: Re: RAID and SAN specialist
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2012, 18:14 
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Well if someone has some contact information they wish to shoot me, and yes I can have drive images hooked up remotely. Also, since I do not have the ability to PM yet, if you could PM me your contact information for anyone that has experience with this in the future, quasimodo especially if you have experience with equallogic


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