To help with creating a forensic RAID image of an array with an unknown configuration, Atola TaskForce is now equipped with a RAID assembly, configuration autodetection and imaging capability.
What is currently supported:
More RAID types and file systems will be supported in upcoming releases.
Autodetection module starts running immediately upon the selection of the RAID devices (or images).
If you know the configuration, you can enter it manually.
Autodetection uses heuristic algorithms to help avoid tedious manual work while searching for:
After you apply the suggested configuration with one click on a button, drives are arranged into the correct order, RAID type and other configurations are automatically applied, and file systems are searched for.
Any change in RAID configuration you perform manually or by applying the suggestion produced by the Autodetection prompts the bottom Partitions panel to refresh. If the configuration is correct, file systems are found and validated, you see partitions and their contents.
TaskForce instantly identifies mdadm-created RAID arrays with great precision by detecting controller metadata. These types of arrays are mounted in a matter of seconds and do not require a manual selection or application.
TaskForce’s autodetection module is able to detect the Start LBA parameter for different types of mdadm RAID arrays.