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

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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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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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Finding optimal ddrescue command line options where Accuracy > Speed

I'm read up a bit about this tool and obviously looked at the man pages. The trouble is that ddrescue takes so long I need to get the command right first time. I wasn't sure how to improve on the ...
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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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Can't rebuild master DB on MS SQL Server 2005 Express after power failure

There has been a power loss on our server and I cannot start the SQL service because the master DB is corrupted (as the log states). I found many articles recommending running the setup.exe with ...
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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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I overwrote a large file with a blank one on a linux server. Can I recover the existing file?

I came back to my machine, tried saving a file over ssh onto my linux server (CentOS). It failed. I wasn't interested in keeping any changes I had made so I closed my editor and reopened the file ...
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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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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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Is there any way to recover files in /usr/local directory on Ubuntu?

We are running Ubuntu server on VPS. Some files were removed accidentally by placing unnecessary space this command: rm -r /usr/local <directory to be deleted> I know, that in most cases this ...
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Recovering database files from a corrupted VHD

We have a SQL server hosted on a virtual machine. Our hosting company updated/restarted the server and for some reason the virtual machines became unbootable. We've spoken to Microsoft and used a ...
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Disk failed part way through 3ware RAID 5 rebuild

I have a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller with a RAID 5 array containing 15 Seagate ST31000340NS disks. After noticing ECC errors in the Port 10 drive I replaced it with a spare and began a RAID rebuild. ...
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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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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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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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How do I remove unindexed files from an NTFS system, without unmounting the disk?

I have accidentally created a giant, unindexed, file on an NTFS system and I am trying to remove it. CHKDSK appears to require the disk to be unmounted before the file can be reindexed (and ...
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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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Recovering files from IIS system (inetsrv) directory?

Some file from my inetsrv directory (c:\windows\system32\inetsrv) were accidentally removed. Is there a way to get them back? Reinstalling IIS server role doesn't help, because Windows doesn't remove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to access LVM partitions on OS X?

I need to access ext3 partitions over an LVM logical volume in a SATA HD connected through USB2 to my iMac with OS X 10.6 . Is it possible to see LVM volumes from OS X? How? Disk Utility says that ...
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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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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 ...
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Recover overwritten file

I accidentally overwrite my file with another file. It was happened when take the latest version from Visual Source Safe(VSS). Can I recover my old file?
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MIgrate Ubuntu to new hard drive?

I lost a secondary hard drive in an Ubuntu Server this week. No problem restore data to the primary driver and one the way we go! Wouldn't that be nice if it was the end of the story! I am later this ...
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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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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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Is there a GetTyp / GT2 alternative?

I've used both tools since years now, mostly to determine the file types of files which lost their file names because of disk problems. Unfortunately GetTyp is discontinued, GT2 is no longer actively ...
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Recovering from a Time Machine backup encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Our entire organization requires PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) to be used on all laptop and desktop computers. For Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 or later that are using Time Machine, the (local) Time ...
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ntfs header files recovery

I have an external harddisk attached to an airport wireless router and somewhat after a few read and writes it is corrupted I tried to attach that to my mac and I can't fix it. It looks like the ...
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Can anybody recommend a good data recovery strategy?

So lets say you've failed at preventing a drive failure, and also, you've failed to make a backup of said drive. Push has come to shove and now you need a way to recover you're precious data. Has ...
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How long should I expect CheckDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS to run

I am running CheckDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS on a Shairpoint search DB that is 47mb It has been running for > 30min. Is that normal? How long should it take?
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Recover a lost NTFS partition on the cheap?

I had a workstation running XP. Filesystem was NTFS, single partition over the entire drive. After an attempted XP repair install, suddenly the NTFS filesystem is just gone and the drive is showing ...
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Data Recovery on faulty sata drive that is not being properly detected in Windows

My computer is configured with two sata HDDs. The primary one crashed the other day and now I am trying to recover the data that is on it. I've plugged the faulty HDD into a machine where the primary ...
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How to retrieve files from a drive that has lost its master boot record

We have a developer who lost their MBR on their laptop and we would like to recover the sourcecode on his drive does anybody have any suggestions on recovering this data. We have used FixBoot.exe and ...
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Accidentally formated external usb harddrive (500GB) with bootable iso (1GB), how can I recover my data?

I was attempting to create a bootable usb thumbdrive from the ubuntu install cd using UNetBootin. Unfortunately, I accidental wrote the live cd to my 500gb usb external drive (which was almost ...
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Windows 7 won't recognize my data disk partition [closed]

Help! i can't access my data disk! I got 2 harddisks The first one contained one partition with Windows XP on it. the second harddisk contained one partition used only to store data(non-bootable). ...
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How to recover outlook emails

It has happened many times in my organization that some people have left in not really good terms. So when you go to check their computers you find that they normally delete their emails, sometimes ...