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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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Data Recovery Jobs

Not sure if SF is exactly the place, but I was hoping this group would have solid experience. I am your run-of-the-mill desktop technician, and it hit me today I know very little about disk/data ...
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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 ...
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Recovering information from a dead / dying HDD (HFS+)

I have a 2.5" SATA hard drive on an employee's MacBook which is in a lot of pain. I can hear it trying to read when I boot and it fails without an error. If I take this drive out and attach it to ...
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How secure is cloud computing?

By secure, I don't mean the machines itself and access to it from the network. I mean, and I suppose this could be applied to any kind of hosting service, when you put all your intellectual property ...
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Raid 5 and Power Supply damage?

Because I build a RAID 5 atm, I wanted to ask, what would happen if the server with a raid 5 in it (like 4-5 hdds) would have a power supply damage? Can I just switch the power supply and my data is ...
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Rescue data from damaged hard disk

I have a 500 GB hard drive with one NTFS-partition on it. I can mount it with Ubuntu and view the contents. But when I try to copy something, I get an I/O error. Ok, I tried to make its image with ...
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Bad sectors, S.M.A.R.T., SpinRite, firmware on platter and drive id questions

Is it possible for S.M.A.R.T. to give false readings (say I was fiddling with lots of recovery programs, transfers, so on and so forth) or is it absolutely a read-only direct correlation to the ...
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Working of trashcan utility in tru64 Unix server.. or any other utility?

I used this mktrashcan command mktrashcan deleteMe1 trashcan/ And then i Deleted all the contents inside deleteMe1 directory(rm -rf*).. But then what happend is only the two text files which are ...
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Data Recovery from Tru64 Unix

I accidently deleted a directory in Tru64 unix Server. Is it possible to retrieve back the directory.. It contained many other directories and Anyhow I need to retrieve the data as it was a very ...
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Recover deleted rows from SQL Server transaction log file

I need to recover deleted data from an SQL Server 2000 transaction log file. The Log file is 3.3GB. I tried the usual SQL Log Rescue but it keeps crashing with outOfMemory exception. I also tried it ...
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3ware raid controller splits raid array into two peices. what do do?

I have a server with a 3Ware 9650SE 8 port controller. I had an 8 drive raid 5 array with a hot spare drive as part of the array of roughly 3.87 TB in size. When I signed into the server today, I ...
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Oracle: data recovery after defining a property in Hibernate

By mistake I have defined a property in Hibernate <prop key="hibernate.hbm2ddl.auto">create</prop> and I lost all the data I have in Oracle 10. Is there any way to rollback that ...
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Accidentally overwrote first 400MB of hard drive with ext3 partition - possible to rescue?

Accidentally wrote /dev/zero to the first 371MB of a 500GB disk. Is it possible to rebuild the partition table and/or recover what data hasn't been overwritten?
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Debian Lenny - SAN - LVM Fail

I've got a Lenny server that has got a SAN connection configured as the only PV for a VG named 'datavg'. Yesterday, I've updated the box with Debian patches and gave it a reboot. After the reboot, ...
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Recovering from Two Failed Drives in a Six-Drive Raid-5 Array

Over the weekend two drives failed on one of our development machines and I lost a lot of work. The machine has six 300gb drives in a raid 5 array. Our system administrator tells me that if only one ...
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EXT3: What disk checks should be run after a hard reboot or power failure?

In the event that a hard reboot is performed or a system loses power without a proper shutdown, what checks should be run to verify file-system/data integrity on ext3 partitions? I've heard of fsck, ...
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X345 and ServeRaid 5i - Defunct Drives

I have an old IBM X345 server with a ServeRaid 5i card that I was running as a fileserver/test-server. It was running VMWare ESXi 3.5, with a virtualised OpenSolaris machine inside of this this (as ...
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Break up a dd image into multiple files

I'm doing some data recovery from a hard disk. The disk has about 300GB of data on it, but I lack another hard drive that has 300GB of free space. I have three HDs, with 150, 40, and 120 GB free. ...
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Tool to determine filesystem on CompactFlash media

I have a CompactFlash card that is used in a custom piece of hardware. WAV files are written to it. Windows doesn't recognize the media and wants to format it, which rules out FAT 16/32, NTFS, UDF, ...
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Good off-site backup solution for database and files

I was searching for a tool that would make remote backups/restores easier for both database and files, but I couldn't find any, so I started thinking about creating my own online service that deals ...
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Best Commercial Data Recovery Software [closed]

What is the best (that you know of) commercial data recovery software? If a hard drive fails (SATA/ATA/SCSI), what is the best software to use to recover data from it? edit: the reason I specified ...
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Mounting encrypted drive/partition on Linux

I have a Laptop, on which the OS has got corrupted and gives a system32\config not found error. To recover my data, I can boot it using Knoppix but I am not able to mount my partition. My partition ...
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Restore data from an HP StorageWorks MSA crash

I have an HP StorageWorks (MSA 2012fc) and it has been used for production for a while. I used parted to set up three 0x83 partitions on it. After a power off, my Linux box attached to the MSA via ...