04-13-2012 07:44 AM - edited 04-13-2012 07:47 AM
I have been lurking trying to figure out how to access my NAS200 drives after a power supply failure and of course I have no backups, relying on the RAID to create my two copies. (Lesson learned)
I have a NAS200, with two Western Digital 1TB Green hard drives. They are configured in a RAID 1 mirror and they are in a journaled file system
So from what I've been reading, I believe they are in XFS. and I can use the rescuecd iso to access the drive directly to copy them off onto another drive.
I am using Windows XP SP3. The computer system is 8 years old - a Dell Pentium 4 Dimension system with 4GB of memory. I do have Ubuntu, but I have no idea how to use Linux, and definitely not the command line that the rescuesystemcd drops me into.
I've taken one of the drives and installed it in an external USB drive and plugged it in the system.
In Windows XP SP3, I can see the drive on my virtual file manager and I can see the three partitions, one main data partition, the configuration partition and the swap partition, but of course it's not the right file system. and it's not ext2/ext3 so Ext2IFS will not work for me from what I've read.
In ubuntu 11.10, when I've plugged in the external drive, I have no idea how to access the drive. I suspect I have to mount it, but I have no idea how to do it or even where to begin looking for it to access it.
And of course in the CLI using the systemrescuecd, I am completely lost there: The last CLI I used was MS-DOS from over 15-18 years ago. I can ls (MS-DOS dir) and cd to navigate the folders of the file system and I believe cp is copy? and if I was using the Ubuntu CLI, I have to sudo everything I believe.
So after this long post, what am I asking for?
- How do I mount the external drive in either Ubuntu or the system rescue CD iso.
- Can I mount a second external drive with a NTFS file system in Ubuntu or the system rescue CD?
- I would prefer to do it in Ubuntu or some other graphical method so that I could just drag and drop from one disk onto another or failing that using the commandline, what command would copy the entire drive's file system from one to another?
04-14-2012 07:32 PM
Are you able to access the web interface of NAS200 using its IP address? If, 'yes' then unplug both the hard drives? Reset NAS200, reconfigure it and connect the drives again. See if that helps.
05-07-2012 08:52 AM
There is no power to the NAS200. The power supply does not work, so short of buying another NAS200, I am left with trying to access the disks directly.