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

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EXT3 File recovery after OS re-install

I know the probability of this is very low, but I have a 250G hard drive that I just reformatted and re-installed the OS on (centos, ext3). It turns out there was one large file (a 20G xen image) on ...
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Windows 2000 Server failed drive recovery

Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for good data recovery software for a Windows 2000 Server. The most important drive recently failed and while there was a backup, it was two weeks ...
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Restore old Backup Exec tapes with NTbackup

I've got old backup tapes made with previous versions (v10 and v12) that I need to pull data from (related to this prior question). I have a machine set up with Windows Server 2008 and a trial ...
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Ext4 superblock corrupted after successful(?) mdadm grow and resize2fs

Some system details AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, 16GB DDR3 1600 running 11.04 natty, 2.6.38-8-server Raid in question consists of 5 SATA drives; 4 Samsung, 1 Western Digital; 500 GB each Drives are ...
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Recover programmation source files

I've source code files (Java and C++) to recover from a broken RAID 1+0 array, I've been able to access the virtual drive with an other server but the ReiserFS partition can't be recovered with ...
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Data lost by VirtualBox [closed]

An Ubuntu LTS 10.04 vdi I was running crashed, and I'm unable to boot from it. I get stuck in initramfs. I'm able to mount the image as a secondary device on a working Ubuntu LTS 10.04 image, after ...
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Stuck in initramfs, need to recover data

I'm running Ubuntu LTS 10.4 on Virtualbox. Out of nowhere, I'm unable to boot into my VM and I get stuck in initramfs. I have another Ubuntu VM that I can mount the virtual HD to. I just want to ...
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Recovering Accidentally Destroyed LVM2 Information

Ok, so I'm stupid and made a serious and grave mistake. On my linux box running Ubuntu 10.10, I have a 1.5TB RAID array that I had originally setup using the instructions located here: ...
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Restore Windows Server backup into a smaller partition

A Windows Server 2008 R2 machine was mistakenly partitioned. The system partition is now larger than it should be. Because Disk Management doesn't let me shrink the partition to the desired size, I ...
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[Fedora 14][LVM2&EXT4] Overwritten partition config

Accidentally, I deleted my '/etc' & '/bin' folder (I know, my fault). Then, I boot liveCD and tried to copy or fix this issue. And then when I can't figure nothing to fix it, I don't know why, I ...
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Does using vmdks improve / mitigate the risk of forensic data recovery?

If I want to mitigate the risk of data recovery from a disk drive resold as surplus equipment, how would the use of virtual disks assist? For example, if I have half a dozen vmdks on a 1TB drive (for ...
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Tar not preserving Owner/Permissions

I have a file system backup in a tar archive, created with: cd / && tar -cpz -f mybackup.tgz usr/local Doing a tar tvzf mybackup.tgz yields: -rw-rw-r-- otto/otto 450 2010-04-15 ...
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How to make a byte for byte copy of a drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using DD for disk cloning What's the easiest and most reliable, risk free, way of making an exact copy of a hard drive? We have a drive that's been messed up by someone ...
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Damaged Disk with ESXi Data Store needs Recovery

We have a server which has a single 2TB drive in it (it was part way through an upgrade). During this upgrade, the engineer had moved all the Virtual Machines from the main drive set on to this 2TB ...
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Moving IIS6 Metabase from one hard drive to another

I lost the primary hard drive on my web server, and am now faced with a readable hard drive with the old Windows 2003 installation and a virgin installation of IIS6. I need to figure out how to get ...
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ESXi 3.5 Corrupted (flat & delta) vmdk files

Today, I found that one of my VM hosted in ESXi 3.5 cannot be started, the error in /var/log/messages was Mar 14 00:56:21 vmkernel: hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } Mar ...
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Restore Apache Configuration

can anyone please tell me how to restore an apache configuration from backup ? from /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.backup thank you
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Can I recover a non-system disk deleted during 2008 R2 setup?

I've done a truly stupid thing and 'deleted' the data disk on a Server 2008 R2 box. Can I recover it? If so, how? I was rebuilding the box because a motherboard change had broken things. I've ...
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How can I recover My Documents from a Vista client that was connected to a SBS 2003?

We had a Windows Domain with a SBS 2003 as a server. The server crashed. We used the Windows Vista client in offline mode for a few months. We had My Documents synchronized with the SBS 2003. Now ...
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Is it possible (and how if it is) dump two concatenaded disks in a new disk using DD?

I have a Lacie enclosure that has a setup with 2 500gb disks configured as 1 drive of 1TB, the only partition created for the whole drive is HFS+ journaled, but the controller in the enclosure is gone ...
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Recover NTFS filesystem after DISKPART CLEAN

I managed to run the CLEAN command in DISKPART on the wrong disk (disk 1 instead of disk 3 in LIST DISK). Now it shows up as a "Healthy (Primary Partition)". If I assign a drive letter to the ...
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NTFS (bootcamp) overwritten by HFS+ (time machine)

While setting up Time Machine over network for a Mac in the Office, I accidentally picked Bootcamp drive instead of the network drive as backup disk (the Mac is entirely set in Chinese, I was guessing ...
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Dell Poweredge 2600 RAID Transfer How-to

Help, please! Hardware: Dell Poweredge 2600 PERC 4/Di 4 SCSI Drives, 1 standalone 3 in a RAID 5 configuration OS: Windows 2000 Server In other words, a ...
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I accidently dropped the mysql db

Today, i was absent minded and instead of droping the databases i wanted I wrote drop database mysql; What do i do now!?! i didnt do anything else since and i havent closed my session. Luckily ...
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Is there a diff/merge utility to compare binary files and synchronize data bit-by-bit in either direction based on differences in binary data?

I have a tricky dilemma. I've got some files on two different destination drives, copied from the same source drive. The source drive had been failing, so I used dd to copy over the data to one ...
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How to remove raid 5 array of 5 SAS and use only use one SAS at a time without writing any thing to disc for recovery

I have HP server ML370 g5 with 8 SAS, c drive 1 72 gb raid 0, d drive 2 72 gb raid 0, f drive 5 146 gb raid 5. 2 of 5 sas drive has got bad sectors and raid 5 is showing status failed. now i want ...
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Recovering data from SAS drives after failed SAS Controller Card?

The SAS Controller Card in a production server of ours went bad. This was an older server, and Dell does not have the card in stock and not ETA for one. So, I ordered one from NewEgg. I installed the ...
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Recover emails from unused legacy exchange server

I've been presented with an old MS Exchange 2003 server which contains a lot of important emails. How would I best recover these emails? My dream scenario would look something like this: Install ...
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How to salvage a RAID configuration?

A buddy of mine and I are in the process of trying to salvage an old server that hasn't been used for a while, but whose data is critically important. It's an old box with a series of hard drives ...
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MySQL 5.0 broken on snow leopard. How to get data into new 5.1 version?

I've seen some similar questions but I am still a bit unsure on what I need to do. I had Mediawiki installed on Leopard. I then Upgraded to snow leopard which broke MySQL. Everything seems to ...
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Exchange 2007 Replication Plan

At the moment I have 1 exchange 2007 server that I am backing up with backup-exec. I'm trying to come up with a way to handle something going wrong with him, how can I get back up and running. What ...
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Recover overwritten filesystem

I made an oopsie- insofar as a filesystem with important data was overwritten as an LVM volume. I never actually wrote any data to the disk though, only hosed enough of the partition table to mark it ...
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Accidentally rm -rf /usr/* as root, what now?

A colleague of mine accidentally deleted /usr/* data by running: rm -rf /usr/*. And it's now a big issue. We had a lot of good data on that machine. Most of the commands are not working as a result. ...
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Restore Bacula Files

Q1: Can I restore bacula files to another location? Because whenever I restore my bacula files, it goes directly to the client on which the files was backed up. Q2: Can I restore bacula files if ever ...
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Rebuild Directory Structure

We have an HD with 3 partitions, 2 are correctly identified but the third one is being reported as "unrecognized file system" by the WindowsXP Recovery Console. This third partition was used to ...
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MDADM RAID 5 data recovery

Thanks for reading this thread and I thank you in advance for any help you can provide. So this is what happened... I noticed that my MDADM RAID 5 array with drives ordered: /dev/sd[EFGHIABCDKJ]1 ...
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LVM+Ext3 - recover the ext3 partition?

I setup a new email server today and I did lvm for the main drive and then LVM for /opt. I realized I did not give myself enough room for /opt so I decided to try and extend it and I must of screwed ...
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Retrieve My Documents After Being Removed From Domain

A friend of mine asked me to setup a home network which consists of a few computers and a printer as his employer had recently gone out of business. 2 of the laptops were brand new and 1 was his own ...
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Backup on a remote server

We have just solved the problem of stolen server by hiding an external backup unit in a different room of our office. Now the problem is fire and all the other possilble disaster that can happen. We ...
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Recovering Linux RAID 0 superblocks

So I've been handed these 2 drives that were part of a RAID0 (eek!) array in a NAS. One of the drives had failed. Turns out, the drive had a bad controller card. What I've done is copied the ...
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How can I recover data from two good disks in a RAID 10?

I have a Lacie Ethernet RAID disk NAS box. I configured the 4 disks in a RAID 10 config. The Lacie unit will not let me make CIFS connections to the box stating "Shared Folders: Not Ready" but I can ...
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Recovering a broken subversion repository?

Due to a failing harddrive on my windows homeserver where my personal subversion repository resided im having some missing repository files (the files in db/revs/n/nnnn), and thus my ...
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My server room has flooded

We recently went through a hurricane and our server room became flooded. Hooray for insurance. Anyway, I need to save as much data off one of the hard drives as possible. Yes, it was submerged for ...
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how to repair ubuntu 8.04.4 after uninstalling many things by mistake

While trying to install rmagick and failing, I thought I would uninstall libfreetype6 and then reinstall it. When I entered sudo apt-get remove libfreetype6 It asked that the following packages ...
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Restoring data from corrupted ext4 partition under LVM - fsck or repair bad blocks first?

I am using Linux on my notebook. My notebook recently fall on ground and now I am trying to save as much data from my damaged hdd as possible. I can boot notebook from Linux live CD. Long story ...
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How to recover from RAID 5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover from RAID 5 there are 5 disk-array. i've lost the data of one of them. How can i recover?
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How to recover from RAID 5

there are 5 disk-array. i've lost the data of one of them. How can i recover? I don't know where to start?
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After DB disk failure, now “cache lookup failed for index”

After resolving some problems with the network drive on which our Postgres database was hosted, we encountered this error: OperationalError: FATAL: cache lookup failed for index 2662 That ...
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Mistakenly ran an update statement on table

We have mistakenly ran an update statement on one of our Columns in a SQL table. We don't have a backup of the table nor the database. Can any one help us to retrieve the values of the Column before ...
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lost a folder with lot of file when installed a new OS,forgot to back up the folder, how to retrive it back?

I was having windows vista earlier and apprently it was running very slow and I purchased new Windows 7 profesional and formated the C drive and loaded the new OS, I copied most of the files but ...