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

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How can I re-assemble (or recover data from) a mdadm RAID5 array?

I'm trying to recover whatever data I can from a RAID5 array of a failed NAS. The disks were physically moved to another server that so they could be imaged, but Knoppix "helpfully" detected and ...
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Undelete windows 8 files/directories

User accidentally deleted directory with firm data on laptop with Windows 8. I booted Ubuntu liveCD but using : $sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util ...
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Recover deleted exchange mailbox after re-creation

So here's what happened. I had a user account that was giving me (unrelated) trouble, so I deleted the user account from the SBS console. I didn't think about it at the time, but the box was checked ...
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HP SmartArray Rebuild Logical Drive without data loss

First, let me explain our situation: We had an HP server with a RAID 1 over 2 drives (for the OS) and a RAID 5 over 4 drives (for VM data). The raid recently failed. I say the word failed very ...
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Recover Data from RAID 1 : Array failed

I have a HP Proliant ML150 server with a scsi raid controller installed. Two disks are configured in RAID 1. My problem is when i start my computer, in the beginning, a message appears that the array ...
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volume group disappeared after xfs_check run

EDIT** I have a volume group consisting of 5 RAID1 devices grouped together into a lvm and formatted with xfs. The 5th RAID device lost its RAID config (cat /proc/mdstat does not show anything). The ...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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LVM volumes not found.. Aggressive recovery methods?

Our system experienced a hard reboot, and when it came up, we started getting panics. The boot mount was on an LVM volume. We recovered the GPT partition but all of the LVM commands that I have run ...
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Extract docker volumes from running container

My /var/lib/docker/volumes directory got accidentally lost. Some containers are running right now and the services aren't missing any files. For example, I'm running a maven repo (Sonatype Nexus) and ...
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CoreOS persistant data storage ( creation + backup + restore )?

Im planning to move my whole server stack to coreOS and using docker. The problem is currently there seems to be no good solutions to create a persistant data storage , back it up and easily restore ...
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How to restore files deleted from server

An employee accidentally deleted a folder from our fileserver. Is there way to restore this folder without having to restore our backup? (As this would undo a lot of work in other users' folders.) ...
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Recovering LVM RAID-1 on different computer with only one drive?

I have a drive out of an old LVM RAID-1 that's been sitting for a while. I think the array contained a bunch of my photos from years ago (archived online) but I'd like to get at the original data and ...
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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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File restore after Windows SBS 2011 Shadow Copy

I recovered my drive D with a shadow copy of November 2011 by accident, now all my files all users at our company created are gone and there is no single external backup. Can I recover the files with ...
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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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Is it possible to recover a RAID 5 in this case?

Is it possible to recover a RAID 5? After losing the "/proc/mdstat" and run by mistake "mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=5 --raid-devices=4 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1" instead of ...
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Disaster recovery. MDADM/LVM2 Some advance but stuck on final mount

We made a stupid upgrade on a running server using wrong repositories and the system became totally unbootable. The system, a SLES 11 we used a openSuse repository to upgrade, and everything went ...
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Windows Server wbadmin recover with commas

I want to do a recovery of files with commas in their names from the command line, ala: wbadmin start recovery -version:10/01/2013-12:00 -itemType:File -overwite:Overwrite -quiet "-Items:C:\Path\To\...
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How can RAID deal with inconsistent data?

RAID 1 and RAID 5 (and their brothers 10 and 50) achieve data redundancy respectively through mirroring and through parity checking. This allows a RAID array to still access data when a sector on a ...
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Data recovery for XFS partition

I want to recover data from a XFS partition. It seems that I need to xfs_repair the partition but I am not sure I would lose the data, so I prefer to ask to experts. I run a Virtual Box Linux Mint. ...
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Recovering an RAID6 using ddrescue. mdadm: failed to add, invalid argument

I had 3 drives fail in a matter of a week on a RAID6. Luckily, one drive seemed to be mostly fine. I was able to run ddrescue and it copied all but one small area (couldn't read 14MB out of 3TB). ...
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Please help recovering lost volume group

After a reboot, the volume group on my server completely disappeared. [root@dal01 log]# vgdisplay No volume groups found [root@dal01 /]# lvdisplay No volume groups found [root@dal01 ~]# pvdisplay (...
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Almost All Xenserver Logical Volumes Disappeared - Recovery?

We had a hard disc crash of one of two hard discs in a software raid with a LVM on top. The server is running Citrix xenserver. On the hard disk which is still intact, the volume group gets detected ...
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old tape backup using xfsrestore

I have some old tapes that were backups to servers from an old irix machine. I need to get the data off of them and I know they were written to the tapes via 'xfsdump'. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 server....
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How to restore ntfs partition table in freebsd

I accidentally deleted my partition table on my old disk through: gpart delete -i ada3 gpart destory ada3 Which contains all files on it. How can restore these data on this disk? I tried testdisk, ...
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Is it possible to see what files are deleted on a cluster disk in a specific directory?

I need to check if there were files (accidentally deleted) in a specific directory on a clustered disk (Windows Server 2008 R2). Is there a way to do that? The installation is relatively new and the ...
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MS SQL Server data lost or corrupted

I have a situation regarding MS SQL Server database. My friend ask me to repair a certain database, because a range of data has been lost after a hard disk failure, but eventually after ...
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recover a damaged partition table with ext4 fs

I have an external 2TB HD, that should have only one ext4 partition but the partition table is damaged and I'd love to rebuild/restore the partition. Things ain't that easy so here's the longer ...
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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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e2fsck miserably aborts: memory allocation failed on 64 bit OS and scratch directory

After an unsuccessful Virtualbox VDI drive resize following the instructions here, the primary ext4 partition became of unknown type. I fixed this with testdisk and then boot-repair, which made it be ...
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Can you recover a mysql database completely from ibdata1, log and frm files?

Okay, so bouncing off my other question this morning, we had one of our team members run "sudo chmod 775 /" by accident. It brought down the entire site.. Once I was able to get in, nginx came up ...
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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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If I know the inode of directory, is it possible to recover it after deleting?

More specifically, say I have a directory with lots of files in it. Suppose I know the inode of the directory. Now, if I delete the directory, is it possible to recover the files inside that directory ...
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Rewrite partition table for 1 HFS+ partition

2 hard drives in an enclosure got their partition tables corrupted, I'm guessing due to some error with the RAID controller (set on JBOD, never changed it or triggered any RAID initialization). Both ...
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Recovery of tartarus backup -> Most software ends with “Segmentation fault”

after the recovery of a backup which I made with "tartarus" (http://wertarbyte.de/tartarus.shtml) I get on few software things a segmentation fault. For example, the dmesg shows that SSH etc. starts ...
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Physical storage devices, such as tape and changer devices, not visible when booting Debian 8 Jessie, with hpsa driver.

Question Not detecting all physical devices behind Smart Array controller after upgrading to Debian 8 Jessie HP P212 Smart Array Controller and HP 1/8 G2 LTO-5 3000 SAS Autoloader Debian 7 Whezzy ...
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File Recovery on a 4TB drive with partition damage showing 50TB of data to recover?

I have a drive that has partition damage that I have reached a conclusion on that the partition structure cant be recovered. It looks like part of the partition was wiped at the starting sector for ...
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Starting MySQL/TokuDB with missing recovery log

I've lost TokuDB recovery log(HDD has died) and TokuDB won't even start complaining about missing recovery log: /var/log/mysql/error.log: ... [ERROR] TokuDB: Recovery log is missing (persistent ...
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LVM - VG not recognised - how to fix?

I have a (CentOS) server running a KVM and a number of (Ubuntu) VM's. Each VM servers disk is mapped to its own LV on the CentOS server. I discovered today that one of the VM's is failing to reboot ...
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How to decrypt owncloud backups manually without a working installation?

I recently had a data lack and miss some very important files. Encrypted backups I had an owncloud 8.x instance running on my server last year for keeping backups and already located the wanted ...
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2TB NTFS Partition Works in linux, Causes windows to hang

I have a ESXi server containing a large virtual disk (1.8TB) on RAID 0, and the server suffered from a power outage. The drive was a storage drive for a Windows Server 2012 R2 file server, which is ...
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HP Proliant ML310e Gen8 with Windows 2012 lost RAID data?

I'm having some problems where a client had a fire in the power strip feeding the UPS to their server. When I got there the HP Proliant Gen8 server had been booted and was sitting at a setup dialog ...
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Mount a Synology hard drive in another Synology

I have a DS112 with a hard drive that started failing. The device cannot boot from the drive. I inserted it into my DS415+. The drive is recognized but has the status uninitialized. When I connect ...
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Sql Server recovery

We installed a POS system onto a pc which we used for an expo. Before we could create a backup and print the reports we had a SQL server connection error and had to re-set up the database. Is there ...
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What does the sqldumper_errorlog file contain?

The SQL Server error logs are continually showing (along with many more messages) BEGIN STACK DUMP. * User initiated stack dump. This is not a server exception dump. Followed by External dump process ...
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Storage Spaces stuck at “repairing 9%” and “starting repair”

I have a storage space with 8 disks, and 2 virtual disks. One of the virtual disks started showing up as "Warning: In Service" If I ask to start repairing, it keeps at "repairing 9%" ...
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3 x 146 GB scsi hdd data recovery

Bought a new server with sff sata hdds. Before I got a chance to install the new server the old HP ProLiant DL385 Opteron 8218 with 3 x 146 gb scsi hdds has failed. I think the hard discs themselves ...
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Data recovery seems impossible after kernel upgrade. MDADM (Raid1) LVM2

I opened a question about rebuilding a bad partition My Problem that din't take me anywhere. Bad news is the company trying to rescue the data says it's finding huge inconsistencies they can see some ...
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Hard Drive Recovery; Owned by 1001 and operations block

I'm trying to recover data from a crashed hard drive. I have a SATA to USB cable and I'm trying to pull the data onto a temporary machine. The drive mounts just fine. However, the drive is owned by "...
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Blank LVM partition after recovery. Where is the data?

colleagues! A few days ago, the logical volume has been removed from one machine. Today, it turned out that there were still important data. No problems, everyone knows vgcfgrestore. Found in the /...