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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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Linux recovery image

Is there any linux image which I can boot from grub, runs in the RAM and provides ssh access? I need this to setup a remote system to which I don't have console access and the defaults provided don't ...
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SQL Server rolling forward lots of transactions, what should I look at?

I am running SQL Server Express on a Windows XP Embedded box. It runs for a day or two, doing some transactional processing for a POS type system, and with another system pulling data out to an OLAP ...
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Where is the configuration that instructs linux 14.04 to enter single user mode?

I have an EC2 Instance of Ubuntu 14.04 Fails to restart after stop/restart. It was upgraded from 13.x and apparently AWS has the web ui setup to send a 'reboot now' command which instructs 14.04 to ...
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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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what exactly does fsck do under the covers (for UFS)?

If a computer crashes then the filesystem is an inconsistent state. What exactly is fsck(8) doing to restore to a usable filesystem? Is there a backup table? Is it cross-checking metadata? ...
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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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MySQL crashing when trying to restore from dump

So I had a very large corrupt innodb table. mysqld would crash whenever I did a check table on it. I did a innodb-force-recovery=1 and did a dump of the table. No errors showed up. I dropped the ...
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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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Can WinRE be removed from virtual machines?

With the aim of reducing standard VHD size as much as possible, is it a good idea to make an image with WinRE (in C:\Recovery) removed? If it is ever actually needed, to recovery a faulty VM, would ...
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How to restore files from harddrive with CRC (cyclic redundancy check) error

Greetings! Does anyone know the way to restore files from harddrive, that reports CRC (cyclic redundancy check) errors on acquiring file lists (even cmd's dir command). Thanks in advance! Update OS: ...
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Recovering Data from a Linkstation LS-WXL/R1

I've been running a Buffalo Linkstation LS-WXL/R1 in RAID1 for a few weeks. Two nights ago we had a brief power outage. Yesterday when I tried to mount the disk it couldn't be found. I logged in to ...
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Fail recovery for an Hyper-V VM

i'm testing a recovery at my job of a VM in Windows 2008 server with Hyper-V. what to know: That server called "vm_server" for further reference, got 3 VM running 24/7 on it. One is for Active ...
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SRM 4 Test Fails with message for some VM : Error: A specified parameter was not correct

Here are my architecture : For the protected site 4 Host VSphere Enterprise Plus, each one with 2 HBAs FC connected to the switch fabric, connected to an EMC CX4-120 1 VCenter 1 SRM For the ...
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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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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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pciide.sys not found - drivermax issue

I have a weird issue. I turned on my laptop in the morning today and I was shocked to see a \system32\config\system not found message - The OS on it (WindowsXP) would not boot. So, I read a few ...
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Mysql start and backup all tables with SHH Accsess

i have crashed my server.Now is in recovery mode. I have backuped all files but i can't backup mysql tables. From my hosting provider say that i must to start a mysql server and to backup all files. ...
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Recovering data from failed Raid configuration with 4 drives and two raid sets (Asus P6T / Intel ICH10r)

I've added the complete detailed version for my question below for those who can help, but want to quickly summarize my question first. I setup two Raid arrays using (4) WD Raptors, a striped set for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Recover Ubuntu Server after openvz install

The situation: I have ubuntu server. After installing openvz I had to reboot it, but it never started. I was able to boot it in recovery mode, I mounted back partitions, backed up files. I was ...
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S/MIME with Outlook - what is the recovery process if necessary?

We have a customer that is considering using S/MIME in Outlook 2010 (with Exchange 2010 although I don't think that matters) for all internal e-mail communications. If they do this, then is the ...
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TFS 2010 and the Recover command

I have an old tfs collection database that I need to re-attach but when I click on 'List Available Databases' I get error TF254078 (No attachable databases were found on the following instance of SQL ...
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keep alive a multiprocess linux service

I would like to know how I can have a multi-process service, running in Ubuntu, automatically respawn when one of the processes crashes. I found this method for doing this with a single process, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recovering deleted PostgreSQL database from recovered binary files

A PostgreSQL database has mistakenly been deleted from a Linux server. Some binary files of that database have been recovered (maybe all of them but I'm not sure). Is it possible to recover the ...
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Detect corrupted LV/partition encryption type and fix and mount

Due to several recent power outages and a failed UPS, an encrypted logical volume is no longer accessible. It has been a while but I'm sure the encryption was done by using Ubuntu's installer, so it ...