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Windows 7: Spanned Volume Recovery

16 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 x64
Spanned Volume Recovery

Hi all,

First I'd like to say that I'm an idiot, I just deleted my spanned volume . I'm about to run the MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition v8.1.1 (free version), and just wanted to run this by you guys so I don't mess it up even more. Here's the setup I had that I am trying to recover.

Disk 0 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
Disk 1 - 64G NTFS System, Boot drive (C:)
Disk 2 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
Disk 3 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
Disk 4 - 1T Spanned volume (F:)
... a few others that don't matter
Disk 9 - 2.5 T iSCSI Spanned volume (F:)
So, I was trying to pull the iSCSI Disk 9 off the other spanned volumes on F:. I did a Delete Volume, and they all disappeared. Was I supposed to use Shrink Volume? Anyway, there were a lot of threads about recovering partitions, but none of them I saw had spanned volumes. Is recovering a spanned volume the same as recovering a single partition, multiple times? Or is there something I'm missing?

I am in the MiniTool Partition Wizard, and I see all of the disks that I want to recover. However, it doesn't allow me to select multiple disks. So the only option that I have with this tool is to go through the recovery process on each disk individually. Is this the right method? If so, how do I get the full spanned volume back after each disk is recovered?

Thanks in advance!

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16 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 x64

Just a quick update. I've been scanning the disks for partition data using the MiniTool, and it's come back with some strange results. Disk 0 shows an abnormally large partition. And after a long while of scanning, I haven't found any partitions on the other disks yet.

Even though the first disk is 931.51GB, after finding the partition, the MiniTool is displaying it as a capacity of 6167.3GB (the sum of the entire spanned volume). Does this mean disk 0 holds the partition data for all 5 disks, and recovery of this will undelete the partition on all disks?

Thanks again!

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1 Week Ago   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64

Hi friend! I know that it's been 5 years since your last reply, but did you find a solution for your problem?

I am having something similar. I have an spanned volume with 5 phisical disks.
The 5th one was added a month ago. But failed in the last week. Do not initialize.
And this last failed disk make all volume inaccessible.
But, as I said, I added this last volume a month ago, and dont put much files on the volume in this time.
I'm not worried about the the new files that I added on the volume in the last month.
I'm worried about the files that already was on the others 4 disks before I added the 5th one.

Today, all disks are off. For safety.

Hope that you see my message. Or someone that can help.
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1 Week Ago   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

It is best to pay for any desired and working DIY data recovery -- to get past MB or GB limits, get a little more tweaks.
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