I am hoping I can get some help here. I have a server that is hosted with a very large server hosting company and today the server became unavailable.
On contacting the company they said that the server seems to have a connection issue and they will investigate it.
Following a few tickets it was told to me that the VPS is corrupt and they are attempting to run a repair on the VDA. I was then told that the repair had failed and that an attempt in a recovery mode to access the files off the disk also failed.
I have a backup snapshot which unbelievable has also failed. So I am stuck.
I have now requested that they give me a temporary server and that they copy the corrupt VDA image onto the new machine so that I can have a go at getting the data off.
I need to get the /var/lib/mysql data.
I am pretty new to VDA disk images but I am very competent with Linux.
Is there anyone out there who could help me with some guidance on recovering some files off this disk.
Below is a bit of debugging information that I have been given by my hosting company.
This image appears to be corrupt. I have not been able to access it via a recovery image and it is reporting as "raw" (a type of disk image) when the image is intended to be qcow2, this suggests damage to the filesystem. I am attempting to repair the image. I am incredibly sorry to say that this machine image is unrecoverable. The machine initially failed when starting with this error error: Failed to start domain vps-15144322 error: internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to /dev/pts/3 qemu-kvm: -drive file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/vps-15144322.img,if=none,id=drive-virtio- disk0,format=qcow2,cache=unsafe: could not open disk image /var/lib/libvirt/images/vps- 15144322.img: Invalid argument This error states that the image format is incorrect, inspecting the image shows: image: /mnt/sdh/vps-15144322.img file format: raw virtual size: 889G (954997407744 bytes) disk size: 72G Which means the image is reporting as raw, this often denotes a corruption in the filesystem. This sort of corruption can often be fixed by trying to convert the image, I attempted this but the resulting image still would not boot. qemu-img convert -O qcow2 -o preallocation=metadata /mnt/sdh/vps-15144322.img /mnt/sdh/vps-15144322.img.qcow2
So now I have a new VPS with the original VPS corrupt disk image copied onto it.
If there is any more information I can give, please let me know.
Thanks in advance Dkn