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Aug
17
comment Mirrored drive separated and lost one copy
Sorry, I assumed that by specifying 'dedicated server' would kind of be obvious that I don't have physical access to the server but then again, I am sure it's possible that server admins would be using this site :) I am sure the guy at the datacenter is very willing to help but I don't think he'd go as far as trying to do data recovery for me -- he's just anxious to replace the hard drive and move on to the next 200 broken machines by the power failure.
Aug
17
comment Mirrored drive separated and lost one copy
@Bart, I am afraid I can't do much fiddling around with Linux and such since this is a server in a datacenter in a different country. I am relying on the Remote Desktop client for anything I do.
Aug
17
comment Mirrored drive separated and lost one copy
@Bart, they are not asking me to mirror data from the bad drive, just asking me to 'save' whatever I want onto the newly created blank partition, but I want to still try to see whether I could restore anything from that partition before I completely wipe it.
Aug
17
comment Mirrored drive separated and lost one copy
From what I've read around, the 'break mirror' command should not touch the data in any way, just give me TWO sets of partitions with identical data, no? I am bummed as to why this didn't happen. I know I was not drunk to say 'remove mirror'!
Aug
17
comment Mirrored drive separated and lost one copy
I currently can see and access all partitions on the BAD drive. The mirrored array had two partitions -- I have only specified 'break mirror' on the larger partition, where I store the data. The resulting partition on the GOOD drive appears as 100% empty and the system cannot see it. I guess I could format it but I want to save data, particularly one database backup which I could not recover from the raid array -- I was hoping that the good drive will have a non-corrupted copy of that and I might extract it but seems like there's no joy.
Aug
17
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Aug
17
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