Server & Exchange Recovery

Expert Server & RAID recovery in the North West of England

Server & Exchange Data Recovery Services.

For further information on Server and RAID array data recovery please visit our dedicated website.

Storage in a server is often made up a RAID array. We understand the importance and critical nature of these types of system failures. CDR – Manchester Data Recovery Services – aims for a fast turn around, making the recovery of your server the priority. CDR can recover data successfully from the following operating  systems:

  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows NT Server
  • Windows SQL Server
  • Windows Exchange Server
  • Linux Based Server
  • Apple Xserve

File Systems including:

  • NTFS
  • HFS+
  • VMFS
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
  • XFS
  • ReiserFS
  • ReFS

CDR offer free consultation, free diagnosis, and free turnaround time estimate. It is also possible for CDR to send out a technician to your building to examine the server.

CDR has recovered data from various manufacturers of server and RAID controller, including Dell, HP and IBM. In these cases it is very useful to be familiar with the variety of RAID controller cards that are found within these servers and their typical configurations. This allows for the potential of a fast recovery in 24 to 48 hours if required by the customer. An expert knowledge of the RAID controllers is particularly important for the non-standard configurations found in HP RAID controllers, which use a delay in the parity, or Adaptec RAID 6 which use a proprietary layout for parity.

Our success rate in data recovery from servers is normally very good. The typical reasons for non-recovery relate to when a bad rebuild has taken place by the owner of the server. If your server has failed do not replace the bad disks with new, ‘force’ disks online or attempt a rebuild. On a number of occasions we have seen servers using RAID 5 where 2 disks have failed. However, we typically find that one of these disks has failed recently and the second disk had failed some weeks or months ago, which was not detected by the system administrator of the server. In these cases where the failed disks were forced online via the RAID controller, the result has been to integrate the second old disk data back into the recent ‘live’ data. The consequence of this is to cause significant corruption in the ‘live’ data. Unfortunately if this takes place it is not possible to reverse the process. As such, if you are having difficulty with a file or exchange server please contact an expert on 0161 408 4857. We will be able to give you the best possible advice.


All data recovery work undertaken by CDR is on a free diagnosis and a “No-recovery, “No-fee” policy.

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CDR also specialises in the recover of corrupt Microsoft Exchange mailboxes.