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Failed backup, Create User Accounts from /home dir username uid gid

Trying to repair/replace a system from a failed backup. /etc is gone, trying to recover that, but in the meantime I need to work on a plan B. /home remains with UID and GID and all of the important ...
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“Repair your computer” option missing when loading PERC drivers on Windows 2008 R2 install

I've got a Dell T310 server for which we have made volume backups of the system drive with Windows Backup. I'm trying to restore one of these, which means I need to boot from the Windows install CD. ...
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VMWare ESXi 4 VMFS Recovery

Had a big time problem with our ESXi 4 on a IBM X3400 M3 with LSI MegaRaid. 4 x 1TB in RAID 10, for 2 datastores of 1 TB. Haven't done any maintennance since 2010. My own big sin! 80) From system ...
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Rebuild home directory after deletion

This is what happened: root@rasp:~# ls -al total 72 drwx------ 8 root root 4096 Jan 22 21:01 . drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Sep 11 14:27 .. -rw------- 1 root root 8079 Jan 22 19:55 .bash_history ...
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Windows Spanned Volume data recovery possible? Technical advice only please

I am setting up a storage solution in Windows where I wish to utilize the space on multiple physical drives and have them recognized as a single drive letter. I do not wish to do anything that places ...
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Repair corrupt GPT partition on graid mini disk

I'm trying to repair a GPT corrupt partition table on a graid mini 1TB external hard drive. Here is the report from gdisk: root@philippe-desktop:/home/philippe/thomasdisk# gdisk /dev/sdb GPT fdisk ...
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VPS CentOS 6.3 x64 recovery mode changes are not saved after reboot

i am running a CentOS 6.3 x64 OS on a VPS server, the server was having issues logging in to SSH using root credentials, it showed a message similar to "No Shell Exists, Access Denied" root login via ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04.3 start up recovery mode

Yesterday I installed a Ubuntu server 12.04.3 as VMware instance. I only installed svn, apache2 and ssh. After I finished this basic setup (installation plus configuration) I created a zip file of the ...
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Programmatic method for getting to Windows 8.1 “System Image Recovery”

I'm working in an environment were my users are reverting to an earlier OS "Snapshot" several times a day. We use the built in System image recovery tool in windows 8.1 which points to a recovery ...
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Need Exchange disaster recovery utility

I am looking for a good utility which can support me for exchange disaster recovery. Actually, one of my client was trying to migrate multiple mailboxes from source edb to live exchange server. But he ...
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Add Windows 7 Repair to USB toolkit

I am putting together a Rescue USB and I was wondering how i could add the Windows repair tool to it. I know you can boot a full windows installation and choose "repair my computer" but I dont have ...
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Configuring MySQL for Power Failure

I have absolutely no experience with databases and MySql. Now the problem is I have an embedded device running a MySQL database with a web based application. The problem is when I shutdown my embedded ...
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Restored VG has shifted volumes

I'm recovering a PV on a mdadm RAID 1 with a single VG containing several LVs. The underlying devices have several bad sectors (one just a few, the other really much) and a silly typo made it ...
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mdadm raid5 recover double disk failure - with a twist (drive order)

Let me acknowledge first off that I have made mistakes, and that I have a backup for most but not all of the data on this RAID. I still have hope of recovering the rest of the data. I don't have the ...
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Compaq SmartArray 5300 controllers - how to recreate logical volume without data loss?

My company owns an old server Proliant ML370 G2 on which we had all of our web logs. But one disk of the Smart Array 5300 v1.76 crashed, with it the whole server (????). But then on the Smart Array ...
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Running extundelete on root Linux partition

I need to run extundelete on a ext4 Linux root partition but it warns that the partition should be unmounted. Of course the origram itself is installed on the same partition that is goiung to scan for ...
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state_desc field in sys.databases Seems to incorrectly report “ONLINE” when it's still in recovery

Is it normal that select state_desc from sys.databases where name='mydbname' reports ONLINE instead of recovering? The database is not accessible and Recovery is still at 24% according to the ...
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Restoring system settings files after making bad changes?

I've installed centos in a vmware vm in attempt to learn more about system administration. Unfortunately, I was unable to ping the host machine (win7) from the vm or vice versa, even though a third ...
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Raid superblock missing on single partition. Recovery needed

Ok so I have a 2 TB raid 1 setup that has three partitions: sdc1: linux sdc2: swap sdc3: LVM for data However the LVM will no longer mount. So I thought that I would take the spare drive, mount it ...
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how to open mem_08 xxxx files?

In the question Dump nginx config from running process?, somebody describes there is a way to get the config back. After fetching the mem_08xxxx files, I can't understand how I can open these. Can ...
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mdadm reassemble from spare disk crashed during resync

The server crashed while raid-1 /dev/md2 with /dev/sda3 + /dev/sdb3 was resyncing from /dev/sdb3 to /dev/sda3. sadly, /dev/sdb was lost completely due to a hardware fault. I'm now left with only ...
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Reconstruct deleted virtual disk in PERC 710 RAID Array

Today, I did the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life. I have a PowerEdge server with a PERC 710 RAID controller. I had 4 drives in RAID 5 configuration (1 2.7 TB Virtual Disk) and I wanted to ...
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How can I restore part of a mailbox from an RDB?

I need to restore only part of a mailbox that was deleted by accident. I restored the database and tried to associate it to a dummy test account but get the error Failed Error: The mailbox ...
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Reducing the delay occured during DNS change

We have hosted our website in a windows server 2008 r2 with Godaddy and as a disaster recovery plan we do have backup of all website data and database files.We also have backup server which is similar ...
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Run Server 2012 Refresh from a command line?

Much as the subject says, anyone know how to do a System Refresh on Server 2012 from the command line? This is a 'Minimal Server Interface' mode Server 2012 install so no full GUI. Have tried ...
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Enable Recovery console from a batch

I want to enable the Recovery Console on a lot of Windows 2003 servers. I want to automate this so I don't have to manually do it on hundreds of servers. The recovery console install process seems ...
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Exchange Server 2007 lost mailboxes and distribution groups

I was having some trouble with our Exchange 2007 server earlier which was causing it to fail to connect to our Domain Controller. I've managed to get is to connect to the domain controller and I can ...
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PGP decryption fails with error for one file

We store database backups encrypted with PGP Command Line 9.7.0. Files look like 2009.bak.pgp Here's command line used to backup these files: pgp --encrypt F:\2009.bak --recipient admin@company.mail ...
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ZFS Faulted and I can't remove the faulted disk

Friends, had one hard drive fail in a 4x1.5 TB ZFS setup and am now stuck. status output is below. Since it's a raidz1 vdev, I am still hoping for recovering it. My issue is that since I cannot ...
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Recovering InnoDB

Bit of tough situation. Running MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 12.04. Looking to add some functionality to our internal site, I installed Kaltura. In doing so, my existing MySQL databases seemed to lose all ...
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Windows 2000 Server Recovery after HDD crash

I have here a Windows 2000 Server that I am desperately trying to resurrect after a HDD crash. The HDD crashed with the Seagate BSY Bug. After unblocking the firmware via the TTL/Serial port, we ...
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Server failed, can I retrieve my database from the my hard disk?

I have an old server running Windows Server 2003 R2. Windows got corrupted due to an improper shutdown. I attempted to repair the Windows installation, but it made things worse (it gets to the ...
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LSI RAID-on-chip with RAID6 over two SAS links goes red when HDD enclosure is powered cycled; how to recover?

I have a RAID6 array managed by LSI 9286-8e card. I also have Sans Digital 24-bay NexentaSTOR JBOD enclosure with SAS extender built-in. They are connected to separate UPS devices. Normally, I'd ...
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How to repair XFS filesystem with the first sector broken?

I have copy the partition to a file with ddrescue, but the first sector is broken and filled with zeros. I run xfs_repair -f -o force_geometry file.img, after it says "found candidate secondary ...
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Exchange 2010 Recovery: Mailbox not found using Restore-Mailbox

Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 5 server information store database was restored to a Recovery Database using EMC Networker successfully. The Recovery Database is in a mounted state with mailboxes ...
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Recovering with DDRescue Cannot Complete (write error: Read-only file system)

I'm trying to recover a corrupt VDI using vdfuse to mount the VDI and using dd_rescue to rescue the borked partition. dd_rescue seems to be working fine but once it reached about half of the ...
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MyISAM table - Inncorrect key file

I have a MySQL 5.1.63 server and two uncorrectable MyISAM table. I tried the following ways to repair it: mysqlcheck -r db.tbl1 ALTER TABLE db.tbl1 ENGINE=InnoDB myisamchk -re /var/lib/mysql/db/tbl1 ...
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Windows server detected error with hard disk

We have hosting Windows server 2008 R2 and I am working as admin in small company. The server is hanging and restarting as the hard disk seems to be damaged due to power fluctutaion(though having ...
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Recover snap server data

Hi I have a snap server 110 the machine powers on ok and the healthcheck passes but unable to connect no responce on the assigned ip or any ability to reach the device via the snap server manager. ...
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PostgreSQL disaster recovery options

My customer has quite a large (the total "data" folder size is 200G) PostgreSQL database and we are working on a disaster recovery plan. We have identified three different types of disasters so far: ...
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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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No more disk space mysql is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed

I have a mysql (MyISAM) table which is about 15 Gbs. The total available size after i setup ubuntu 12.04 (using wubi) is 18 Gbs. Now i have the error is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair ...
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Linux RAID: Replacing Failed Drive…permanantly

Okay, odd question here. I have a server with RAID 5. A drive failed, in a really physically in a really odd way. On the machine it boots and is seen by the BIOS but...no partition can be seen on the ...
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How to stop a Linux LVM volume group?

I am currently dealing with a multiple disk failure on a Linux LVM Volume Group that is backed up by a RAID-5 md device. One disk has been taken out completely and another one is showing a limited ...
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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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What's the possible issue when i connect an hard disk and Windows Disk Management tell me “Disk is not initialized”? [closed]

I've a disk to recover. The problem is that when i connect it via Usb to Windows, Disk Management tell me "Disk is not initialized". So i try to inizialize it flagging "MBR" or "GPT" but Windows ...
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Recover data from SCSI hard disk

We've got an old server with SCSI hard disk. The server crashed last week and it isn't exactly known what hardware component is damaged. Since the server is due to be retired anyway we don't want to ...
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Reading off of MDADM drives after server died

I had a 2-drive RAID-1 array running on ubuntu, which I had forgotten about. The host I was running them on is now dead, leaving me with these two disks. How can I get data off of them? If I dump ...
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Recovering data from a damaged disk

So have this problem. Have a 500G disk with data that has crashed. I need to recover data. I used ddrescue to first create an image and I have recovered 455G to that image. Now, I do not know what ...
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MSA20 RAID5 recovery failure due to URE on another disk

I have MSA20 with one disk array on 12 disks and 3 LUNs on it (each raid 5). A few days ago one disk in one of the LUNs was failed and I replaced it. But raid5 recovering failed at 13% and I see in ...