recovering data from hard drive in a server

May 28, 2009 at 08:17:26
Specs: Windows XP
I have an old server that crashed. I need to get
the data from the hard drive. Is there any way
to take out the hard drive and just copy the
data over to another computer or server?

The new server cannot read it as it does not fit,
etc.


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#1
May 28, 2009 at 08:44:43
You need to determine what type of hard drive you are dealing with and what type of connections are available in the now server. Look at the links below and try to determine the above and post back for further help.

http://www.arizonaed.com/unix/scsi/

http://geekspeak.org/articles/hard_...


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#2
May 28, 2009 at 10:40:16
I checked out the links. I am not 100% on the type of
connection, but HPDB68 Female appears to be close to it.

The hard drive is a Seagate Cheetah with a model number
ST336607LC.

I am hoping I can find a connector to link to my computer if
that is possible. Thank you.


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#3
May 28, 2009 at 11:58:39
So the Cheetah drive is out of the old server? Was the drive connected directly to a port on the motherboard or to a card that is installed in a slot?

Next question. What type of interface is in the NEW server?


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#4
May 28, 2009 at 12:54:25
It was connected to a card behind the slots for the drive.

I am not sure of the interface of the new server. I am located
in a branch office of a small company where the IT
consultants are taking five days to figure out how to get data
off of our tape. I thought I would poke around to see of
there's another way around given that I haven't worked in five
days trying to get access to data. They had me take the
tape recorder out, the card and send it to them. Sending the
whole server would have been costly.

I am staring at the hard drive(s) hoping to figure out a way to
access the data. Trust me, I know just enough to be
dangerous.


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#5
May 28, 2009 at 13:13:19
It was connected to a card behind the slots for the drive.

I am not sure of the interface of the new server. I am located
in a branch office of a small company where the IT
consultants are taking five days to figure out how to get data
off of our tape. I thought I would poke around to see of
there's another way around given that I haven't worked in five
days trying to get access to data. They had me take the
tape recorder out, the card and send it to them. Sending the
whole server would have been costly.

I am staring at the hard drive(s) hoping to figure out a way to
access the data. Trust me, I know just enough to be
dangerous.


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#6
May 28, 2009 at 14:10:06
It's an 80 pin SCSI 10,000rpm 36.7gb drive, so a pci SCSI card is needed, can you get one out of the old server, or was it connected directly to the motherboard?

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#7
May 28, 2009 at 14:57:01
anmor, that si what I asked the OP too. Sounds like it may be an add in SCSI card.

Mike, if you can remove the card you should be able to fit it into another PC and get the data that way. Wouldn't need to be inserted directly into the new server. I think that would be the easiest.

I don't think there are any adapters to connect that SCSI drive to a different interface.


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#8
May 29, 2009 at 09:04:53
took it out and connected to motherboard of pc. it worked.
thanks.

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#9
May 29, 2009 at 09:22:35
No problem, thanks for getting back to us.

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#10
June 1, 2009 at 16:46:29
Had an idea how to fix it, but I assume it's fixed by now.

Aviv M
http://www.anetonline.com


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#11
June 1, 2009 at 17:56:37
I have similar problem with an IDE hard drive, any idea what can I do ?

ASSAF
HTTP://WWW.SECURITYGUARDTX.COM


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