My motherboard died. Since I was going to be buying/building a new system with a new MB, I decided to update everything, including the boot drive. It's now a 1TB NVME drive.
Fortunately, I had been making regular backups to my Synology NAS. I also was able to uncolver a Rescue disk. It was dated 4/29/16. Clearly I wasn't as diligent about updating the rescue media....
Sooo... new system build, with nvme disk, plus the other 2 disks I had in the old system. Those 2 drives were unchanged.
I was a bit 'anxious' about the recovery process, due in part to the age difference of the rescue media, plus I could never access the NAS from the PE environment. Here's what I did:
1. I accessed the NAS using a laptop connected to the network and copied the full backup (there were a couple of daily incrementals after that, but nothing of consequence on the dailys). onto a 1 TB external USB HDD.
2. I ran the rescue media on the new system with only the nvme drive connected. The other drives were disconnected. I didn't want to overwrite anything on them.
3. The nvme drive took the recovery data OK and worked!. However../..
4. When I connected the other 2 drived, they only appear as basic drives - none of the data is visible.
Shortcuts fail, directory searches find nothing. There's the problem,!
So I'm guessing that I should have had the additional drives connected when I did the recovery to the boot drive?
How do I rectify this? (I REALLY need the data on those drives!)
Do I just launch a new recovery directly on the current drive? If I do that, can I just restore the boot drive (with the other two drives connected) or do I now need to recover ALL the drives in the system in a new total recovery? (I'm assuming this would still be a recovery to new hardware)
Is there any other path I should take?
Hope this is clear.