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I'm in the process of recovering my server's files in a "Rescue" mode. Its a Ubuntu 12.04 with 2x3TB in RAID1. The instructions were to SSH into the server in "Rescue" mode, mount the partitions, chroot into /mnt and recover my files. I also have to change my root password after chrooting.

Problem: I cant seem to mount the partition for /var/www which is where most of my files are at.

When I tried mounting / and /var/www

root@rescue:~# mount /dev/md3 /mnt/

mount: /dev/md3 already mounted or /mnt/ busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/md3 is already mounted on /mnt

root@rescue:~# /dev/sda /mnt/var/www

mount: /dev/sda already mounted or /mnt/var/www busy

However after chroot I see nothing inside /var/www!!! Did i mount wrongly or lost all my data?

root@rescue:~# chroot /mnt/

root@rescue:/# ls /var/www
root@rescue:/#

Parition Wizard setup

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fdisks -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 3000.6 GB, 3000592982016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 364801 cylinders, total 5860533168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  4294967295  2147483647+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.6 GB, 3000592982016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 364801 cylinders, total 5860533168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1  4294967295  2147483647+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Disk /dev/md3: 21.5 GB, 21473722368 bytes
2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 5242608 cylinders, total 41940864 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Alignment offset: 3584 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/md3 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/md2: 314 MB, 314507264 bytes
2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 76784 cylinders, total 614272 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Alignment offset: 3584 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/md2 doesn't contain a valid partition table
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What is the output of df? –  Jeff Ferland Apr 15 '13 at 16:52
    
Add also the contents of /mnt/etc/fstab. I strongly doubt /dev/sda should be mounted at /var/www. –  Mark Wagner Apr 15 '13 at 17:27
    
What partition are the files on that you are trying to recover? –  jmreicha Apr 15 '13 at 19:27
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