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

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RAID Recovery after Firmware issue

This may be a duplicate but I think the situation is different. We were having problems with a HP MSA2000 SAN, speaking to support they suggested that we upgraded the firmware to the latest version ...
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MySQL data recovery (innoDB) - missing .frm files but intact ibdata

A recent server fiasco left me with a by-all-appearances intact ibdata file but only half of my .frm-containing directories. I've copied all of this to a fresh mysql install, and have successfully ...
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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 sg_read_long supports in in linux, but the command is obsolete for quite a ...
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Can memcache invoke a script to reload itself after startup on Ubuntu?

Since memcache stores everything in ram, it will lose its store after a node recovers from failure. Does memcache offer a hook to invoke a script after it starts up? We want that script to do "...
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How to mount parition in from a working driver in RAID1

One of hard drives in array is dead, I'm unsure if it's raid0 or raid1, what I'm trying to achieve is mount the working drive and make a backup of what's left. If I mount /dev/md127 then I can see ...
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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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mdadm and RAID-5 recovery

I am encountering some problems with my RAID-5 array, using mdadm and Debian. First of all, I lost a drive (completely, it is not even recognized by the BIOS), then I replaced it with a new one; ...
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Recover a deleted partition by mistake (FAT32)

I deleted by mistake a FAT32 (I think it was fat32) partition in a external drive, searching I got through this post: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/229699-14-erased-partition-external-hard-drive-...
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What would be an ideal outsourced/third party offsite backup vault solution? [closed]

Looking to find a service that offers rsync or dirvish abilities to do auto backups of my website and all content and databases into something like a data vault. Basically, rather than just a CDN to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recover bad data from RAID-0

I have two hard drives that were setup as RAID-0 and NTFS, one of the hard drives has bad sectors. does anyone know if I ran Spinrite to move those bad sectors, will I still be able to access the ...
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Recover files from formatted NTFS/BTRFS partitions

I have a system that was recently reformatted/reinstalled. However, somebody forgot to check the backups...sigh. Backup drive is a write-off (faked flash drive capacity) Anyhow, there were two ...
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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 recovery?...
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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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Deleted file from server using cuteftp.No local backup.How to restore [closed]

Files on server is deleted from my windows hosting server (Dedicated Hosting Server -Leaseweb.com). I deleted files using cuteFTP.Can i recover files by logging in to my dedicated server remotely. ...
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Foremost custom file type not accepted by -t argument

I'm trying to recover a deleted file on an ext3 file system using the foremost utility. The file I want to recover is a hpp C++ source code file. However, foremost does not automatically support the ...
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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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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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A tool to export / search inside a .pst file? [closed]

I was handed an old .pst file, and as you can guess, inside that file there is supposed to be an important email. I have no access to a computer with Microsoft Outlook installed. Does anyone know ...
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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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SpinRite and USB blues - does a solution exist?

I use SpinRite to recover hard disks and their content, and to a lesser degree for preventive maintenance. However, if a USB drive (USB thumb drive and/or external hard disk with a USB interface) is ...
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How can I back up and replicate a large MySQL database?

How can I backup a large database in mysql? And what is the best way to replicate the database? what i'm looking for is backing up large database with large amount of data in a small time limit ...
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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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Server hard drive crash, need a way to retrieve database meta data

My development server hard drive crashed and i was running Microsoft sql server on it as my database. I was wondering if its possible to export the databases or copy the meta data? the only way i can ...
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Any way to recover ext4 filesystems from a deleted LVM logical volume?

The other day I had a proper brain fart moment while expanding a disk on a Linux guest under Vmware. I stretched the Vmware disk file to the desired size and then I did what I usually do on Linux ...
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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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How to recover deleted files on ext3 fs

I have a drive which was using the ext3 filesystem. I am told that about 10Gb of data was deleted off the drive (probably via rm). The drive is currently mounted as read-only to preserve all data. ...
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Accidently overwrote system.dbf - What now?

I accidentally overwrote system.dbf in /usr/lib/oracle/xe/oradata/XE/system.dbf Well I did not actually do it accidentally, however I overwrote it because of other failures in the database. And when ...
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recovering deleted files on Centos ( Software Raid)

I had a server, 2 mirror hard drives ( software raid) CentOS5. Some one access to my server and delete many files on server. I tested the hard by testdisk but it just find the folders and not it's ...
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copy a MySQL table which has data in ibdata file

I have a database in MySQL with several tables. Some of the tables only have .frm files. Some have .frm .mdy .mdi I believe data for the .frm tables is in the ibdata file. There is a lot of data in ...
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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 card(...
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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 there....