btrfs-based NASes and Cloud Servers
Recently, another competitor to brutal NAS devices has come on stage – box-free software implementation of the same techniques
and approaches. How it works: you have a disk set which you connect to a PC and then use one of the software platform
like Rockstor to combine the disks into a home NAS.
Such NAS platforms often use open source solutions to combine disks into a centralized storage,
for example Linux and btrfs filesystem.
btrfs is interesting in that it is, as of 2017, still under development.
A couple of years ago there was no even RAID5 and RAID6 support in it.
Now RAID5/6 support is added although it is still considered experimental and so is not recommended for production use.
Nevertheless, such solutions won a love of a certain audience because they allow for a fairly minimal investment to get
a home NAS server of impressive capacity.
We, in turn, offer a read-only solution – data recovery software capable of extracting data from the software-made NASes.
Our piggy bank includes algorithms for most commonly used in NASes partitioning schemes and filesystems: md-RAID, LVM,
ext 2/3/4, XFS, UFS, btrfs.
How to recover data from a home NAS server
The data recovery procedure is pretty straight:
- Connect the disks from your home NAS sever to a PC running Windows.
- Download, install and run ReclaiMe File Recovery software.
- Wait till the software parses partitioning schemes on the NAS disks.
- Select your btrfs volume from the list.
- Wait till ReclaiMe brings files and folders.
- Save the recovered data.
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