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Just your average everyday programmer.


Nov
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awarded  Famous Question
Sep
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comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@OlivierDulac - I will have backups. :)
Sep
8
comment Is there a limit on CNAME records for subdomains?
In my case the company was all of it at once - TLD holder, registrar and DNS hoster.
Sep
8
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@MichaelHampton - Of course. That goes without saying. It's not the first time I'm dealing with data recovery, although this is the trickiest case so far.
Sep
8
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@MarkHenderson - I know that. The problem is that the disk contained lots of private data - photos, videos, MP3, some websites... Tens of thousands of files. Manually going through each of them would take years.
Sep
8
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@MatthewIfe - I don't know. Most likely not. He says it happened during a reinstall of the OS and he realized his mistake immediately. All the system data is on other disks, so I don't think that anything else but pvcreate has been done to it. But I don't have any proof.
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@ewwhite - I don't follow. How could you guess filename & location by file contents?
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
@ewwhite - A nice tree with filenames and folder names and everything? :)
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
If there was a backup routine, I wouldn't HAVE this question. :D Luckily, the data there isn't THAT important, so if it's lost - well, meh, but we start a new life. Still, I want to give it my best. Looks like it's time to start pretending that I'm a digital forensics expert and write my own tool. :)
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
I aborted to see the incomplete results. Seems that the IntelliRAW just dumps the inode contents or something. I'm getting files named "00002601.txt" and inside there are man pages or logfiles or whatever. I'm afraid this won't do. :(
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
Oh gods. After the 6-minute initial scan now there's a full scan or something with an ETA of 20h! Though it's dropping rapidly. Not sure how long it will actually take.
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
Well, there's something called "IntelliRAW" that I didn't check before. That's the only other option. Will see if that does anything. Seems to take the same 6 minutes as before.
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
...aaaand it didn't find anything. Empty partition. Bummer. :(
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
Ahh, nevermind, that was just the scanning for filesystems part. Once I found it, I could abort and just continue with the FS found. Now it's reconstructing and tells me that it will take only six minutes. Keeping fingers crossed!
Sep
7
comment How to recover data from a messed up drive (LVM written on top of Ext4)?
Interesting! It DID detect the filesystem and it's label. But the scan will take over 2h (it's a 1TB drive), so final results are still pending. But will see what comes of it! Thanks!
Sep
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Aug
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comment CentOS send mail with external SMTP server and without local daemons
OK, I'll give it a try!
Aug
25
asked CentOS send mail with external SMTP server and without local daemons
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awarded  Curious
Dec
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comment Remote Desktop mangles files when copying
He, nice! Thank you. :) It's a bit late (I don't have any XP machines anymore), but perhaps this will help someone else. :)