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

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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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Need help recovering a corrupt SQL database

I have a very special case that I have been working on for several days. I have a very large SQL Server 2008 database (about 2 TB) that contains 500 filegroups to support very large partitioned ...
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How to recover data from re-partitioned hard drive

I have an external HDD that has been mistakenly re-partitioned and some data written on it. Previous Partitions were: 480GB NTFS + 20GB FAT32 New partition is all FAT32 and only 70mb of data has ...
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How could I recover data from a physically damaged hard drive?

What hardware do I use to recover data from a physically damaged hard drive?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...