I used to use arch linux about 12 months ago but my motherboard crap it self.
Any way my old set up had 4x1tb drives with software raid 5 and volume drives installed.
Now i got a complete fresh arch linux and wish to get my raid drives working again with out any data lost.
I havnt used any linux for about a year now so im not all that great with it not that i was back in the days anyway.
I have looked over the wiki but dont see anything about restoring it. And im too scared to follow the wiki for a new install of the raid just incase a loss all data.
Any help would be great
what does "cat /proc/mdstat" give you?
For me the raid was auto assembled by mdadm in the arch live medium
Personalities : [raid6] [raid5] [raid4]
md127 : active raid5 sdd1 sdc1 sde1 sdb1
2930276352 blocks super 1.2 level 5, 512k chunk,
algorithm 2 [4/4] [uuuu]
so I'm guessing it active but I have tried mounting it but no
The raid seems to be fine. notice that the device is now /dev/md127. My guess is that you used to have it as /dev/md0 and mounting this obviously fails. In order for the raid to show up as /dev/md0 you have specify ARRAY in /etc/mdadm.conf.