Running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS
I have setup a RAID1 on disks sdb & sdc (md0) following strictly this tutorial which I guess is very classical. I loaded data on my disk for archive purposes.
A few days later the server wouldn't boot with the following error :
“Continue to wait; Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery”
I found a solution here adding nobootwait to fstab file. The server rebooted fine and the drive was mounted again.
Many files are missing and lost+found/ dir appeared, but it is empty (I only looked 2 months later - the server was not used in the meantime).
Is there a way to recover the files beyond the fsck that apparently didn't work ?
It isn't simple, but you can recover files from a lost+found directory. I found this page that gives a lengthy example of file recovery: