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Causes of sudden massive filesystem damage? (“root inode is not a directory”) [closed]

I have a laptop running Maverick (very happily until yesterday), with a Patriot Torx SSD; LUKS encryption of the whole partition; one lvm physical volume on top of that; then home and root in ext4 ...
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Active Directory domain.local corrupt

We have a small business server 2008 running in windows hyper-v, yesterday the hyper-v manager reported the SBS server was in ‘Pause Critical’ state. This turned out to be because of snapshots ...
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Why does the W2k3 TCP/IP stack gets corrupted?

I have a W2K3 server that every time an update restart the server, at boot the tcp/ip stack gets corrupted. This makes the server unable to do any kind of networking, and when i issue an ipconfig ...
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What are the warning signs that a MySQL table might be corrupted

For some reason, it's not the first thing I think of when diagnosing very strange table errors. I had an issue when doing an order by I'd wind up with only one record. Explain said I should have 28 ...
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nginx + fastCGI + Django - getting data corruption in the responses sent to the client

I am running Django behind nginx using FastCGI. I have discovered that in some of the responses sent to the client, random data corruption is occurring in the middle of the responses (might be a ...
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advisability of taskkill to close an application

Before running backups on the data from an application I need to close it cleanly without risking an improper shutdown and data corruption in a Paradox Database. How likely is that, if I use taskkill ...
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Exchange 2010 Corrupt database and failed initialization

I have a corrupt database, I was in the process of repairing and moving the mailboxes to a new database. I got complete with all but a few mailboxes and the system crashed. Now when attempting to ...
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Corrupt Exchange 2007 Mail Box

We have a power user that we suspect has a corrupted MB (missing emails, etc.). To troubleshoot the issue further, we want to delete this user's Exchange MB, create a new one, associate it with his AD ...
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SVN Repository data corruption

We had a rapid shut down by mistake when our SVN server in the office was unplugged and it caused data corruption. update The last commit to this SVN server was last Thursday. The power outage that ...
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Best practice to protect data from disk corruption

I dont have any mechanism to protect my data (images, video, etc) from disk corruption. I just wonder how youtube protect their videos. What is the best practice to protect data from disk corruption? ...
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MySQL on a laptop for remote workers - MyISAM keeps corrupting

We have an application that is used by remote, mobile workers. It intalls WAMP (Server2Go) on a laptop and uses MySQL to store data locally. All tables are MyISAM. Once a day, the workers sync the ...
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Exchange restore from week old backup

Our exchange 2k3 database got corrupted and we couldn't revive it, so we're going to restore the last backup, which was unfortunately a week ago :-S My question is, what happens to the cached emails ...
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Utility that will write a large file local or via UNC, read it back for errors

A long time ago, I worked for a company that had a neat in-house utility that did something very simple. It's allowed you to write a file at a size you specify. It would then read that file back and ...
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Removable SATA backup drive corruption

Currently we have 2 SATA hard drives housed in removable enclosures (NTFS partitions). Each week the drive is swapped out with the other one after the backup job has completed. The files that are ...
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Check for hard disk errors / signs of failure on CentOS Server

What's the best way to check for HDD errors and early signs of failure on CentOS?
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MySQL Tables Missing/Corrupt After Recreation

Yesterday I dumped my MySQL databases to an SQL file and renamed the ibdata1 file. I then recreated it and imported the SQL file and moved the new ibdata1 file to my MySQL data directory, deleting the ...
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What *exactly* gets screwed when I kill -9 or pull the power?

Set-Up I've been a programmer for quite some time now but I'm still a bit fuzzy on deep, internal stuff. Now. I am well aware that it's not a good idea to either: kill -9 a process (bad) ...
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file corruption on read/write 2.6.32-22-server (happens across many kernels)

I'm having an issue where after the server has been up for a period of time (~week/few days) the server will start reading corrupt data. For instance when I run a sha1sum of a file after a fresh boot ...
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Firebird database corruption causes

I am running several different Firebird versions (2.0, 2.1) on multiple entry level Windows-based servers with wildly varying hardware. The only matching thing between them is that they are running ...
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Downloads are consistently corrupt, what are the potential causes?

I am consistently experiencing corrupt downloads over TCP/IP and Ethernet on a small LAN, the downloads are coming from different sources on the Internet. WAN is comcast cable.. NIC is brand new. My ...
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Reproducible file corruption for files on windows share

We have about 40 file servers in our intranet to distribute software packages. The servers have names like example01, example02 etc. Every name resolves to a single IP-address (A-record) and the IP ...
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MySQL: Auto-increment value: 0 is smaller than max used value: xx

Increasingly I'm getting tables having to be repaired dwith the message returned of: Auto-increment value: 0 is smaller than max used value: xx This has happened on tables with 200 rows and tables ...
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Corrupt Database

I am Looking For Best Way or Software To Recover Corrupt Database in SQL 2000/2005/2008 . looking for Ur help .......................................
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Windows XP IIS 5.1 MetaBase corrupted somehow, reinstalling doesn't help

Somehow my MetaBase.bin is corrupted on my Windows XP machine. I've attempted to uninstall and reinstall IIS numerous times. I did see the ...
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in MSSQL Server 2005 Dev Edition, I faced index corruption

When running stored procedures in MSSQL Server, I found it failed and the DBMS (MSSQL Server 2005 Dev Edition) notified that some indexes are corrupted. Please advice me, here below is DBCC logs: ...
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How to fix a table with a single bad record (or a corrupt index)?

I have a single row in a table that seems to be corrupt. It has an identity field called ID, and I can select where ID < 337 or ID > 337, but not ID = 337. I ran DBCC CHECKTABLE and DBCC CHECKDB ...
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Backing Up User Data when data is not in use. Should I be concerned?

This may be a dumb question. I would like to use duplicity to make backups to Amazon S3 of directories, each of which contains a different user's data. Each directory could be written to at any time. ...
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Diagnosing cause of orphaned inodes on Linux, busy MySQL?

One of our servers recently experienced some file system corruption and our root file system was automatically remounted as read only. The steps I took to recover were: attempted to remount > ...
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Safe File System for Power Failure?

Has a file system been developed that is completely safe from power failure based corruption? If we assume critical data is being stored without a UPS and performance is irrelevant, does file system ...
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Corrupt tar (Resulting folder smaller than packed file)

I have an issue with a tarball created on a SuSe 10.3 Server version. The .tar file has a size of 6.5 GB but if I untar it under Ubuntu 9.10 the resulting folder only has a size of 1.5 GB. commands ...
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PDF Corruption When Sending with Microsoft Products

I have the same PDF corruption problem in two different offices that I am the tech support for. Office 1: Started in the middle of December. PDF received from outside the office and is viewable with ...
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VMFS recovery - how do you proceed?

The more I look into ESX the more often i have to handle cases where the partition table of a disk with a VMFS volume gets corrupted. The reasons for this can be * idiot user * failed update * power ...
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Mercurial repository corruption

This is somewhat related to this question but is a different question. We have a central Hg repository, served to users via SSH and mercurial-server. We have a number of Mac, Linux and Windows ...
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My previous team member “replicated” a database on a server onto another server. But now it's not in sync anymore

Database 1 is a regular database server. He replicated it to Database 2...a direct clone. Master-Master. They are in "sync" all the time. They each have 40 million rows. Today, Database 2 is ...
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File corruption on mdadm raid1 array (no filesytem corruption however)

I've just finished building my new server and after I lost all my data from the raid1 due to a botched attempt to reattach the disks it hosed all my data. I've used the same disks and created a new ...
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3g modem dialup prevented by MSDTC corruption

We have ~50 machines which connect via a 3G modem from Option (either the Globesurfer Icon, Icon 401 or Icon 7.2) to the network, for some reason from the telco they will be dropped (signal issue, ...
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Microsoft Entourage/Exchange Server problem: all objects disappeared from server - still in some form on the client

One of our employees works with Entourage on his MacBook Pro (OSX 10.6) accessing Exchange Server 2007. Last Friday morning, I think while working over a VPN, Entourage (I think it was Entourage) ...
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Windows 7 corrupting XP drive?

I have a user who recently installed Windows 7 rc (7100) on a seperate drive to his main XP drive - he did the installation with the XP drive unplugged and then once everything was set up re-connected ...
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Error 0x80070570: How to delete corrupted and unreadable file?

On my system partition I have a folder which cannot be deleted. This folder has been created by restoring files from an Acronis TrueImage backup. The error message says: Error 0x80070570: The ...
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corrupted syslog messages

on one of servers running 64bit debian lenny i can see from time to time corrupted kernel messages in syslog file. they look ok in dmesg: usb-storage: device found at 21 usb-storage: waiting for ...
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How can I force a MySQL table to become corrupted?

I have written a simple Nagios plugin that calls mysqlcheck (which checks for corrupted tables) and will give a warning if any are corrupt. However none of my tables are corrupt now. So I'm not 100% ...
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MySQL dump-restore replaces characters with 3Fh

FreeBSD Server with Mysql and make.conf like that .if ${.CURDIR} == ${PORTSDIR}/databases/mysql50-server WITH_CHARSET=cp1251 WITH_COLLATION=cp1251_bin BUILD_OPTIMIZED=yes BUILD_STATIC=yes .endif .if ...
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“Illegal characters in path (mscorlib)” when trying to Attach Database in SQL Server 2005

I am trying to Attach a database in SQL Server 2005, and get the following error: =================================== Illegal characters in path. (mscorlib) ------------------------------ Program ...
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Is there any possible way for a VPN connection to result in corrupt file uploads?

Update w/actual answer: I selected the single answer below, because it encouraged looking deeper into actual machine, actual user, etc. The problem appears only in Microsoft Word files, and only for ...
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Vista Backup failed: “The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect (0x8007007B)”

My computer recently attempted to run a backup and failed with the above error code. I tried creating a new backup on removable media, again this failed. I watched where the backup failed and found ...
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Corrupted characters when in BIOS menu

I'm experiencing hardware problems with one of my machines. Ignoring the rest of the symptoms I was curious about one of them. When I enter the BIOS, random characters are screwed up... as in, ...
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Chkdsk capabilities

I've used several different tools for repairing disks and have been wondering if there is a list of what exactly CHKDSK can repair? The MFT? Boot sector? Backup boot sector? Clusters? What common ...
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Windows explorer (filename) string corruption when using remote desktop?

Has anyone else experienced this problem? While browsing folders in explorer over a remote desktop connection, sometimes the file name strings will get corrupted, so they display incorrectly in ...
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How to corrupt a file system

I am going to be testing 'xfs_repair' on some large file systems ( around 50 TB ) as in the past the memory usage is high. While I could test the program only on file systems which were correct it ...
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Centos 5.3 tar and rpm give segmentation fault always - can you tell why from the strace?

(Update: Today, tar works without segfault without known changes on the system. The "rm" command is now segfaulting though. Argh! Maybe this is being caused by ESXi? Or, maybe the hardware.) I ...