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I had a dedicated server, running CentOS with a Plesk control panel, that had a hard drive crashed. The hard drive was put into a USB enclosure and connected to a new server.

When I SSH into the new server, I can see the USB enclosure but I am unable to mount the hard drive.

Is there any other way to access the hard drive? I need to retrieve one database off of it.

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If the hard drive has failed then you are probably out of luck. With that said, you have basically two options:

  1. Try to recover it yourself using tools and tricks on the internet (see other Server Fault questions like this one for where to start).
  2. Send the drive to a drive recovery company (note that this is likely to be expensive). Again, Server Fault has some good questions and answers that will help you get started.
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