RAID 1E recovery the hard way

Manual IBM ServeRAID recovery of a broken RAID1E setup – using Linux, hexedit, custom scripts – and coffee!

Yesterday I was called to a customer with a broken down IBM xSeries 232 server. The powersupply was gone, and the machine was rebooting every two minutes. Also it had 6 drives in a RAID setup with one marked as faulty (id 2). Oh – and did I mention the last backup was sometime last year?

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