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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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How to format harddrive using a 3rd party tool [closed]

I need a 3rd party hard drive formating tool for boot. Im trying to preform a system recovery but i dont have enough space to be able to do that. Is there anything i can use to format my hard drive?. ...
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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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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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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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Why mdadm's RAID-1 is resyncing from scratch despite of the bitmap?

# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 nbd0[3] sda10[0] 53246315 blocks super 1.2 [3/1] [U__] [>....................] recovery = 1.0% (537088/53246315) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need help with choosing a backup solution [closed]

I need help choosing a backup solution for a server from amongst the tools that I've read about recently (rsnapshot, amanda, clonezilla, rsync, dd, duplicity, bacula...). The setup: [1] One disk ...
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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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Recovering Exchange 2003 backup to Exchange 2010 server

Our old 2003 mail server has died, and we are hastily setting up a new one based on Exchange 2010. We looking for a way to recover the 2003 data into 2010, any idea if possible? Thanks.
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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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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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SQL Server database filled the hard drive and freeing up space isn't possible

I have a database in SQL Server 2008 on a 1Tb hard drive and it filled the drive, there is only 4Kb free. The MDF file is 323Gb and the LDF is 653Gb. The hard disk this DB is on has no other files on ...
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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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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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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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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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Physically Identify the failed hard drive

So, let's say your server had 6 healthy hard drives. A drive fails (will not mount/detect, drops out of raid with errors) or is failing (SMART getting worse, etc). You need to swap out the bad ...
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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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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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Can i recover command line deleted file on ubuntu?

I have mistakenly deleted a file via while connected ssh . How i can recover that file or, if ubuntu has something like trash bin or so ?
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CentOS - Automatically run fsck on boot into recovery

I'm automating a process to upgrade my ext3 filesystem to ext4. Following the instructions from here I'm able to successfully migrate my filesystem. I've scripted the vast majority of the work, and ...
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internet connection in debian 6's recovery mode

I've broken my window manager on my Debian 6 machine, and so I am stuck to recovery mode for now. That is, I got a plain root shell. Now here's my problem: how can I get a internet connection, so I ...
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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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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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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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ghettoVCB issue

I have setup a ghettoVCB script in order to backup three VM. I put it in a crontab but I have an issue. In my backup folder I have 3 different folders, one for each VM. In each folder I have the ...
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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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MySQL master-master replication between database running on 3 different server

I am trying to implement a master-master replication between 3 MySQL Databases running on 3 different servers. I implemented master-master replication for 2 servers, but can't figure out how can I ...