Reclamation of deleted or otherwise removed/corrupted data (files)

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Hard drive errors: probably 2 bad sectors and nothing is working

All started with bsod from WindowsXP: unmountable boot volume. Then I tried ubuntu and Palimpsest. SMART status was OK (2 bad sectors), but all test failed on "reading system" (I don't know if I ...
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Recover data after lvreduce on “/”

I accidentally ran lvreduce on / instead of "/home" on a RHEL 5.9 system that unfortunately had a lot of code that was not backed up, and the system will not boot now obviously. What is the best way ...
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Windows Azure Blob Storage Data Migration

I would like to back up the files I currently have in Azure Blob Storage and move them elsewhere. The problem is that pulling them one by one would take me several weeks, even within the same ...
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PostgreSQL 8.1 out of space and stopped, data directory is empty

I used PostgreSQL 8.1 on Gentoo/Linux 2.6.14r5. My db server's disk space looks like below: db postgresql # df -l Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 ...
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How to recover data from a corrupted ext3 partition?

A server of mine had a drive failure of some sort which caused the OS (CentOS 5) to crash and stop working (it refuses to boot). So we put another drive with a working OS and from there we try to ...
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Recovering emails from a dead exchange database

We recently had an outage on our DC - one disk out of a 4 disk raid array failed and it ran in degraded mode for about 3 weeks before we were able to replace the disk. By the last day before it got ...
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XenServer - Recovering VM

After googling all day I have had no luck, so I hope someone on here can assist me. I setup my XenServer, created a ubuntu VM, then placed my itunes library (300gb+) onto the system. After this, I ...
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Solution to manage data server with multiple drives

I'm looking for some pointers on the best way to manage a Linux data server, with 20 hard drives and with new files always being added (around 30GB/day). Performance is not important, reliability is ...
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Large incremental backup sizes although minimal changes with cPanel tarballs [closed]

I am using Bacula and connecting to my cPanel server on a nightly basis at 2am to backup the tar.gz files that were generated the previous day at 6am by cPanel. Note, cPanel is generating a full ...
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Vmfs vmware esxi data recovery

One of our engineers noticed a missing vmdk file. It resided on a vmfs partition. I was wondering is there any software to recover the missing vmdk that anyone can recommend using? Have searched the ...
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How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?

I have a number of internal 8-bit SCSI-1 drives that I'd like to archive for historical purposes. These are all the old NeXT Cubes and NeXTStations (monochrome and color) that were used by id ...
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Corrupt XFS header

On my file server I ended up growing the RAID (5) and then I went ahead and deleted and remade the partition holding the XFS filesystem. I used Parted to do this. After parted ran I tried to mount ...
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How to recover XFS file system with “superblock read failed”

I have a disk from a Buffalo LinkStation that has an XFS partition on it that I cannot mount. Plugging the disk into an SATA->USB caddy on an Ubuntu box. I get the following: $ sudo fdisk -l ...
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Recover ext3 files from hard disk with bad sector

I have a folder of about 5GB that suddenly disappeared. When I checked its hard disk, I found out it has bad sector for about 2-3MB on this folder. Maybe it is on the folder's pointer. The partition ...
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Would data recovery be possible after Acer hidden partition reinstall? [closed]

Someone did a re-installation of his Operating System of the C: drive using his computer's 'Acer hidden recovery partition' (the alt+f10 procedure). Then he chose 'do not back up personal data (this ...
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Recover deleted files on windows 2008 file server

We have recently been hit by a weird virus which made all files and folders a system files/folders and also it hid all files and folders par some weird ones it created including: ..exe porn.exe ...
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URGENT: help recovering lost data

I have made a directory: sudo mkdir /ssd, the directory was supposed to be mounted to a raid array called md3. This was done by adding /dev/md3 /ssd auto defaults 0 0 to fstab. Then after a while ...
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Accident from tar -cvf, recover original file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to recover filed removed by rm in linux? I'm using a RHEL6 server RAID10 with a ext4 fs, with a volumeGroup (lvm2) VolGroup00 created on a PV /dev/sda5 ...
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where on disk is space allocated for new files inside LVM lv with ext4 file system?

I run a multi-disk server with LVM2. Several large disks serve as LVM2 physical volumes for one volume group, containing one logical volume formatted with ext4. Nothing fancy, just your standard ...
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All servers flooded by salt water, is it possible to recover data from multi-platter drives?

All of my servers are currently flooded by salt water. Is it possible for each platter in a multi-platter drive to be separated, cleaned, imaged, and merged into a new virtual drive for data ...
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e2fsck extremely slow, although enough memory exists

I've got this external USB-Disk: kaefert@blechmobil:~$ lsusb -s 2:3 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bc2:3320 Seagate RSS LLC As can be seen in this dmesg output, there is some problem that prevents that ...
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Drive cloning dd or rsync/sync via KVM

I've got a crash and the system won't boot correctly. I am getting errors like: ata3.00: status: { DRDY } ata3.00: status: { UNC } What would be the best way to save the main drive to make the ...
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ext4: error loading journal [closed]

I have an external hard drive with two partitions: A small FAT32 which is mostly empty and works fine and a large ext4 with tons of data, most of which isn't backed up. The ext4 is visible, but can't ...
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Recovering data from a drive overwritten by Debian install [closed]

I got a panicked call for help from a mate who's been tinkering with a Raspberry Pi. Turns out it auto-updated his install of Raspbmc (RPi-build Debian with XBMC over the top, for non-RPi-fanatics) ...
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Scan raw block device data for known file types on linux [closed]

I'm looking for a way to search a raw block device for file type patterns on linux. The partition type is known and the partition table exists. I want a linux based (open source maybe?) programm ...
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Testdisk won’t list files for an ext4 partition inside a LVM inside a LUKS partition

I have accidentally deleted a file that I want to recover. The partition is an ext4 partition inside an LVM partition that is encrypted with dm-crypt/LUKS. The encrypted LUKS partition is: /dev/sda2 ...
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Recovering/Rebuilding MySQL .FRM, .MY* files from IBDATA1

I recently had an incident in which several MySQL files were wiped out (mostly from WordPress, but also a few of MySQL’s own files). The IBDATA1 file is unaffected, but several .frm are gone as are a ...
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What do I need to download and how to I upgrade my vmware in order to get VDP?

EDIT: I leave the question as is. Apparently I missed the part that it was only announced, and was sure it's released, and I can't find it on my.vmware.com VDP [vmware data protection] was recently ...
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How to recover data from a partially overwritten partition

By mistake, I configured a 900GB partition to be part of a 50GB raid. The sync is complete and my understanding is that only the first 50GB of the bigger partition is overwritten. How do I recover the ...
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Is there way to read sectors from SATA drive without ECC correction?

I know, there was such possibility like that in old ATA standards: "READ LONG" command produced LBA sector + ECC payload. sg_read_long supports in in linux, but the command is obsolete for quite a ...
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Windows Disk Management tells me “Disk is not initialized.” What does that mean? [closed]

I have a disk I need to recover, but the problem is that when I connect it via USB to my Windows, machine, Disk Management tells me Disk is not initialized. When I try to initialize the disk, either ...
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Get data from unbootable Linux server hard disk

Here is my situation: After a sudden shutdown due to a power outage, the CentOS 5 server in my workplace will not boot. My co-worker and I need to get an important file from the hard drive on this ...
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Recover data from SCSI hard disk

We've got an old server with SCSI hard disk. The server crashed last week and it isn't exactly known what hardware component is damaged. Since the server is due to be retired anyway we don't want to ...
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DFS 2003 on Storage Server with Huge Backlog: Recovery Options?

We currently have a 2003 DFS server that has a backlog of several gigabytes. And that's for just a single DFS share. It was not set up during this administration, we have simply been dealing with it's ...
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What are my options with a downloaded Rackspace cloud image?

I've got an unresponsive Rackspace slice that has defied all attempts at accessing. I created an emergency image from this and deleted it, downloading the files that compromise the image to a local ...
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If my RAID card fails, how likely is it to corrupt the RAID?

My RAID card does not currently have a battery installed and its write mode is set to write-through. Data is rarely written to the RAID - large batches of data come in maybe every other week. Daily ...
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unable to recover data from failed hdd [closed]

my hdd failing (or maybe totally dead) i've connected the hdd via USB but it doesn't appear in fdisk Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total ...
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innodb recovery from .ibd files

My website has crashed a few days ago. The hosting company says some innodb database crashed. They sent a MySql data folder. I tried to restore the database, but phpmyadmin is only showing MyISAM ...
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Electricity gone off while shrinking database, how can I recover my database?

While executing a shrink on a 25GB database, the electricity has gone down, and I can't access my database. It shows as "In Recovery". How can I recover it?
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Recovering from incorrect robocopy /MIR using NAS drives

Yes I know how stupid I've been and will severely chastise myself once this has been resolved. Just to be clear, I've done a robocopy using the /mir switch and files not present in the source have ...
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Backup Exec - Differential Backups and Overwriting

I have a setup for a customer whereby a full backup is conducted on a Friday - then Monday through to Thur, differentials are carried out. Now, there is a single media set for these two jobs (I ...
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VERY peculiar permission masks, UIDs, GIDs and file names in Linux

I've just booted to find my software RAID 5 in Ubuntu not mounting. When trying to mount it gave me an NFS error (which was confusing). I ran fsck on /dev/md0 and my screen scrolled with fixes for ...
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LVM pv lost, testdisk says “No LVM or LVM2 structure”

Here is the story, a little complicated. long time ago, i installed the a Linux system with only one LVM volume group which had only one physical volume(let's call it disk A), then i got a raid ...
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HP P410i Array Controller and lost logical Drive

Today earlier we lost the logical drive information for a 4 drive raid array that was array B! The system had two arrays A and B A being the single system drive and B the Data drive of 4 x 136Gb ...
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File recovery window server 2008 networked drive

I lost files when I was tying to move them from one folder to another on a networked drive. The files are not in the original folder or destination folder. I checked rcycle bin the files are not ...
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e2fsck miserably aborts: memory allocation failed on 64 bit OS and scratch directory

After an unsuccessful Virtualbox VDI drive resize following the instructions here, the primary ext4 partition became of unknown type. I fixed this with testdisk and then boot-repair, which made it be ...
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Hosting server's harddisk crashed [closed]

My hosting provider has told me that the server harddisk that I am currently using is crashed and they failed to recover most of the data and they only managed to recover some files or folder from the ...
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Recover NTFS data from a ZFS pool that was exposed as an iSCSI target

This was me being stupid and the data is by no means critical and is now a learning experience first, time saver second. I set up a 100GB iSCSI target via the bare bone instructions in napp-it. It's ...
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VMWare VMs to Data Domain storage via EMC Networker backup: Do I need a storage node?

I've got several VMs (Windows Server 2003-2008 R2, application servers, Exchange, SQL, small file servers) residing on ESXi 4.1 hosts. We recently purchased a Data Domain system allowing us to backup ...
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Can you recover a mysql database completely from ibdata1, log and frm files?

Okay, so bouncing off my other question this morning, we had one of our team members run "sudo chmod 775 /" by accident. It brought down the entire site.. Once I was able to get in, nginx came up ...