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Restore Windows from local system image

Back in the day (late 90s) I worked with a school who partitioned their desktop systems into two drives, the main Windows drive and a secondary hidden drive which held a system image for easy restore ...
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Plesk crash recovery

I had a dedicated server, running CentOS with a Plesk control panel, that had a hard drive crashed. The hard drive was put into a USB enclosure and connected to a new server. When I SSH into the new ...
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sql server 2005 instance unresponsive and all db's are 'in recovery'

we've got a sql server 2005 instance that one of our guys messed up, i believe they killed the sql server service and restarted the computer, and when it came back all of our databases are "in ...
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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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How can I automatically boot into the Advanced Boot menu in Windows 7

Rather than playing the F8 game on startup, is there a way (command line etc.) of configuring windows so that shutting down Window and rebooting will always come up with the advanced boot menu or ...
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Ldap database recovery after server crash

so my server crashed and my backup is a couple of weeks old :(. so.... I have the old files that can be found in /var/lib/ldap How can i recover my db, or export them in a ldif files. Tnx all ...
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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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Exchange 2003 Recovery Items go back 3 years for 1 user

I have an Exchange 2003 environment serving approx 150 users. We are quickly approaching the 75 GB limit, and need to clear out what I can until we can get a new server in place. (Probably months ...
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How to fix corrupt indexes blocks in SYSAUX tablespace

we had power failure that left corruption in data files. It was recovered from RMAN backup including logs and all is OK, the DB is working.. except that I noticed this: RMAN> BACKUP VALIDATE CHECK ...
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Should a restore of a database file for Exchange 2010 always be in a “Dirty Shutdown” state?

First off, note that I am not doing this recovery because of any actual problem, I'm just testing it. I'm running Exchange 2010 on Server 2008 R2, and using Windows Server Backup to a remote file ...
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Is there a risk of data loss on RAID1 when RAID controller stops working?

I heard that using RAID5 or RAID6 can be problematic: if RAID controller stops working, there is too much pain to recover the data when you do not have another controller of the same type. Now, is it ...
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Linux file Recovery

Can anyone help me out in getting back a deleted file in linux. Instead of giving this command " rm -rvf *~ ", I gave " rm -rvf * ". Is there any way to get all files back ??
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Recovery models, log shipping and log backup frequency in SQL05

Trying to get a sense of the optimal setup in our environment. I have a large SQL05 DB (500+GB) that is log shipped to a read-only system over a WAN. I'm currently running in FULL recovery model, ...
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How to recover/restore SQLServer 2005 databases from MDF/LDF files

I have a SQL DB instance that was stopped/shut down improperly and the msdb system db along with the regular DBs have been "in recovery" for over 2 weeks now. sometimes after a reboot one DB in the ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk

I have a machine with Windows Server 2008. I want to change the hard disk drive, but keep everything else. I don't have a cd/dvd drive and don't want to buy it. My first idea was to make a ...
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Recover Intel Matrix Raid Configuration

I had 2 HDDs in Intel Matrix Raid configuration on a motherboard with intel ICH9R. I had some RAID 0 partitions and one RAID 1 partition. Somehow when replacing my videocard I partially unpulugged ...
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How to recover zfs pool when root fs fails?

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 box w/ 1 ATA drive for system root and 4 SATA drives as a RAIDZ pool. The ATA drive isn't mirrored nor part of any pool, but also doesn't hold any valuable data (other then ...
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How to recover from failed Mysql schema update, with replication?

I have two MySQL servers configured with master-slave replication. Before we deploy a new application version we: 1) STOP SLAVE 2) Take a MySQL dump of the slave. However, if a mistake is done ...
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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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preparing to migrate MOSS 2007 SP1 content into new server with MOSS 2007 SP2 with the same server name using builtin tools

To All Experts here, I'd like to perform a MOSS server content migration from the existing single instance server (SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint 2007 SP1) all in one and by ...
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SAN based Snapshots and Disaster Recovery

I wanted to know if anyone has has any expirience of using SAN based snapshots and replication between SANs for disaster recovery. My main worries are around databases and applications like Exchange ...
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Automatic o/s reset on a dedicated internet browsing Windows 7 pc

I have just purchased a new Acer Revo nettop PC for dedicated internet browsing. It will be the only pc on a home network. My original plan was to install one virtual PC for family browsing, another ...
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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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unattended recovery from image

I've got quite a few machines which sometimes need to be restored from an image. There's a slight problem that those machines are at different locations, don't have keyboards and sometimes don't even ...
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RAID5 2-disk failure - what steps to take?

I've got a 6-disk RAID5 array on a gentoo server. mdadm is reporting that two of the disks have failed. In the event that the disks are actually gone, I'm prepared to send the drives to professionals ...
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SQL Server 2005 dropping objects from DB on recovery?

SQL Server 2005 dropped a user from one of our mirrored databases after we recovered from a simple Windows-update induced restart of the machine. I checked and the login is not in the mirror server ...
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How to make deleted files unrecoverable?

If I delete files on a NTFS partition I can recover them shortly with a very high probability of success. When a file is deleted, only the file system entry is deleted, thus the content of the file ...
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Data Recovery from external drive that used to be ext3 but then was formatted

Someone brought me an external hard drive that used to have ext3 partitions. He said that he was trying to install fedora core 10 on his machine, and left the external drive with his backups plugged ...
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raid 5 epic fail #2

following- Part 1 http://serverfault.com/questions/83262/raid-5-rebuilding-epic-fail, managed to get the raid controller half working.. when my linux distro (pmagic) boots, as far as i can tell ...
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I just disaster-recovered an Exchange 2007 Server, what now?

Long story short: My standalone Exchange 2007 server existed in a Hyper-V instance that somehow clashed with the physical server's RAID hardware and caused a BSOD on the host shortly after the ...
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The best way to backup and restore a Linux Mail Server?

I have a Linux Postfix mail server, and I am doing a configuration backup via FTP. but actually thinking about it, this will give me a 3-4 day period for recover my server... whats is the best way to ...
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Incorrect checksum during recovery PostgreSQL database (32bits) from a backup on Mac Os X 64 bits

When I try to recover PostgreSQL database from a backup saved under my old version of Mac Os X 10.5 (32bits) on my new version 10.6 (64bits), I have this error : # sudo -u postgres ...
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What tools exist to automatically recover from very large load averages on linux?

For a number of different reasons in the last year or two, I have had issues with servers that run processes which tend to cause very heavy load averages. In these cases, I can often ping the server, ...
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Read an InstantDB .db file

I have our database files that we've recovered from our server that was running ShopSite 7. ShopSite themselves are no help. Anyhow, I've managed to recover our orders and customers tables. ...
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RAID 0 recovery

I know the theoretical answer is "not possible". But theory and practice do not always match. So I'm wondering if you know any trick to recover something... Is there any chance to recover anything ...
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Back up the restore partition and boot loader?

Got a new workstation replacement laptop and it came with XP Pro. I'm going to use it to test Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but it may need to go back to XP later on. It has the recovery option at boot and a ...
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What permissions do I need to do a mysqlcheck on all tables?

I'm trying to run mysqlcheck, and I want to run it on all tables, so I'm passing it the -A option. However it's silently skipping all tables that it's doesn't have permission to view. Is there some ...
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MOSS 2007 recovery using Data Protection Manager

I'm trying to recover a part of SharePoint document library to a network folder. Sharepoint server already has a DPM agent and everything is backed up regularly. When I start recovery wizard in DPM,in ...
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How do you repair a damaged or corrupt partition?

I have a user with an external hard drive that is no longer recognised: the drive letter does not appear in My Computer. The drive is a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WD2500C032) With ...
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On having my own way on a Compaq Presario F700

Besides the work laptop, I just got to keep a Compaq Presario F700 for 3 months after which I need to return it "just like I had got it". There are a few emotions involved here however that makes ...
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What is included in a 'Server-State' Backup, and is it enough?

When using Veritas Backup Exec and selecting System State as a backup item, what exactly is backed up? Veritas seems to refer you to Microsoft, and Microsoft tends to be equally vague about what this ...
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Recover corrupt text file?

WinXP screwed itself on my system last week so I built a new machine on a separate drive and added the old drive as a secondary to it. Windows could see the drive but the formatting was messed up so I ...
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What should I do if a domain controller/DNS/etc. machine is stolen?

Let's say I have a Windows 2008 (or a Windows 2003) Domain Controller (With DNS, etc.) in a remote office that is (of course) part of a much larger domain in a primary location (it's in a separate ...
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Move SQL Server 2008 Web Edition

Ok long story short, at work I've run into the nice situation of having to move our SQL Database from one server to another. We got in touch with our hosting provider and got set up a new server (we ...
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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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*nix live CD to recover Vista host?

A friend of mine got his Vista PC infected by a virus. Before I tell him to just reboot with the maker-provided recovery DVD and lose all his data, is there a recommended Linux/*BSD live CD that he ...
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Low level hard disk analysis tools

I have a NTFS drive from a Windows 2008 server machine which has a few bad sectors. I have the drive mounted in Linux. When I do a list (ls) in /media/hda2/Users/Jason it dosnt give me a complete ...
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How do you switch an active SQL Server database into Simple Recovery Mode

I've had some logging problems and based on the way the application works we don't need full recovery mode, which will help us with our logging. How do I switch the database into simple recovery ...
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How to recover outlook settings from backup?

Before we sent the Vista machine off we backed up via the Migration Wizard and with MS Backup onto a portable drive. When the machine came back with a new HDD we installed vista and ran MIG. Some ...
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OS X Boot DVD (for imaging and recovery)

It is possible to create a Boot CD/DVD for Mac OS X? What I would like would be a disc I can put in and boot up into something with a few utilities. We often, for example, have NetRestore NetInstall ...