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File server corruption. Recovery suggestions

My file server was the victim of an underlying I/O issue on Monday, outcome being that some files that where created or changed Monday are completely gone... Before you say, restore from backups, the ...
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NTFS + Windows Server Backup and detecting bitrot/silent corruption

A question has come up regarding how we deal with bitrot, and if we need to do more. We have a very simple setup; a single 4TB HDD (NTFS formatted) which is backed up to another larger HDD using ...
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rsync -H with --link-dest and potential link corruption

man rsync for -H includes: "If you specify a --link-dest directory that contains hard links, the linking of the destination files against the --link-dest files can cause some paths in the ...
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Windows 10 1909 OS Corruption Preventing Further Updates

We have multiple computers on the domain which have corruption within the OS. This corruption prevents the install of updates or upgrades. I know the computers which have issues from the results of ...
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weird filesystem behavior (corruption?)

Something very weird I came across, any thoughts would be much appreciated: Some software (httrack) created a directory structure. Using my user (which also ran the software), I cannot view the ...
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Monitor Linux Server filesystem health and suspicious activities

I run my own, small server here. The server runs on Ubuntu 18.04. There is one single HDD using LVM on a partition together with EXT4. LVM is used for taking snapshots. I also use Webmin with ...
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USB for keeping data safe

I'm used to consider that USB transfers are safe for data, that is USB does not add level of unreliability to data storage. However, I read that USB is not always a good choice for data transfer ...
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AWS Windows 10 Error 0x80070780: The file cannot be accessed by the system

We have log files stored on one of our AWS machines, however, a significant amount of the log files have been corrupted without any clearly apparent reason. When trying to open/read/write/rename/...
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List all files with corrupt filenames recursively

I've got a Linux server with some directories and files structure on it. Apparently somehow someone uploaded a bunch of filenames, which got corrupted. Consider the following example: └── parent ├─...
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Reason for EXT4 file system corruption of Hyper-V guest

We had our second corruption of an ext4 partition in a relatively short time and ext4 is supposedly very reliable. As this is a virtual machine and the host providing the resources saw no disk errors ...
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Why would files appear corrupt but then be fine days later?

The Setup: Dedicated CentOS 7 web server hosting a CRM database on a company’s internal network. Everyday, the server backs up to itself and then the backups are copied offsite. The Problem: This ...
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Recover from “FAULTED” zfs pool. “-F” option seems to be ignored

On Ubuntu, I recently started trying out ZFS on an external USB hard drive. I now seem to have a corrupted zfs pool, which probably happened simply as a result of me shutting down my computer (with ...
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How to test Snapraid data corruption?

I'm running Snapraid on my hard drives. However, I want to test it's data integrity features, to see how/if they actually work. But I don't really understand how to 'corrupt' my data. I can just ...
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Very strange disk corruption error

I have a server, where I deleted a large file. Let's call it ~/tempfile.txt. Somehow, the deletion didn't work properly, and the disk got corrupted -- meaning, du -hs * doesn't show that file existing....
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Track down multiple Mailboxes associated with a single user after a currupted database

Server is Exchange 2013 CU 22 running on Server 2012 R2. Backstory is a drive holding one of the 5 databases ran out of space and corrupted the database. I was able to use exeutil.exe to fix the ...
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InnoDB recovery from datafiles

First of all, my MySQL DB and Linux skills are not so good. I spent several days searching for a solution and tried several approaches. The following approach is the one I came furthest with. My SD ...
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Occasional output corruption on Nginx with PHP-FPM

I've got a PHP file generating a large amount of JSON (~1.5 MB) through an Nginx server and PHP-FPM, running on macOS. Occasionally (about 2% of requests), the outputted JSON becomes corrupted. The ...
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Next step when DBCC CHECKDB REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS failes

I'm in a situation where a few Tables of a Database (MSSQL2016 - 13.0.5081.1) are corrupted (selecting data failes at some point) There is no valid backup available (the error seems to be present in ...
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What does it mean when 24 contiguous bytes in a file are corrupted? [duplicate]

I copied 500 MB of files from one hard drive to another and four files were found to be corrupted on the destination drive, each with one section that had 24 bytes different from the source. What ...
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Is it possible to recover Microsoft Office files from a flash drive when they were edited and saved on the flash drive directly?

Several .docx and .xlsx documents were saved on a flash drive, edited in word and excel applications, and changes saved directly to that flash drive again. These files, when opened, now contain only ...
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Is it possible to relink an Inode in EXT4 with it's original filename

Ok, so foolish idiot here, trashes his postgresql data directory, right at the very moment when his backup routine is currently in the "delete old files" and "create new files" phase. As a result, Iv'...
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Strange file corruptions in ext4

Recently I came in contact with what appears to be disk corruption scenarios, and I would like to understand them better. I have a build server which I work with daily. During one full build of a ...
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How does SSD meta-data corruption on power-loss happen? And can I minimize it?

Note: This is a follow-up question to Is there a way to protect SSD from corruption due to power loss?. I got good info there but it basically centered in three area, "get a UPS", "get better drives",...
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Is there a way to protect SSD from corruption due to power loss?

We have a group of consumer terminals that have Linux, a local web server, and PostgreSQL installed. We are getting field reports of machines with problems and upon investigation it seems as if there ...
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LVM - Should I encrypt physical volumes or logical volume?

I have two hard drives and I'm about to build a backup system. Now I'm wondering which solution would be the best. I encrypt disk1 and disk2. After mounting these I create a volume group and logical ...
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Apparently Robocopy does not understand Windows Server 2016 deduplication. Is there a way to make it work without corrupting the volume?

Scenario: Doing a server migration from old Server 2008 R2 to new Server 2016, following this Server Fault guide: File server migration using Robocopy After Robocopy completes, enable deduplication ...
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ext4 corruption leading to unbootable disk. Partition is mountable, but grub detects unknown filesystem

I'm trying to recover from a system disk corruption issue without having to reinstall the OS, which would be super-painful currently. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, the affected partition is ext4 and on a ...
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Root cause for having a number of zero bytes in regular files

We have corrupt files that contain a number of zero bytes. I wonder what the root cause could be. What I know is: All kinds of files that were recently written are affected, they contain a number of ...
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Corrupt `reverse i-search` database: why and how?

I made a recording of this as it's never happened to me before and seemed pretty weird: https://asciinema.org/a/qVSUzkIX2wLia7EzCFhCYHb9Q Under which conditions would the bash completion database ...
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Mapped VMDK no longer accessible - VMware ESX - recover data

At my company we have a virtual Windows 2012 R2 server running on VMware ESX. The server has 3 disks attached on different LUNs. (Disk 1 & 2 are on a smaller LUN containing multiple servers that ...
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Why isn't TCP corruption more noticeable?

First of all, apologies if this seems a somewhat simplistic question. According to this answer, TCP packets are corrupted all the time without the checksum catching it. If this happens so often, ...
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Corruption of in-memory data detected: where does the issue lie?

We are experiencing crashes on our SSD VPSes, all working on KVM: crashes occur for different reasons; in the hurry to restore the service my team uses to reload a previous snapshot of the machine and ...
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Does Perkeep (camlistore) have built in protection from bitrot?

Does Perkeep (PKA Camlistore) offer protection from silent corruption (eg. bitrot) of the data in its current design like what is offered in ZFS. If it does, how well does it fare when compared to ZFS?...
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What scale of data loss or corruption do I risk if I enable the write buffer on a file server?

I have found plenty of articles online warning of risk of data loss or corruption for drives with write-buffer enabled in the event of power loss. However, I haven't found any that actually refer to ...
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ZFS-HA pool faulted with metadata corruption

I setup the ZFS-HA following the excellent description Github (see here). After extensive testing, I rolled the setup out to production using 5x12 disks in RAIDZ3 connected to two nodes using HBA ...
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Files saved to Samba share are randomly differing from originals?

I manage a small network of windows clients and a BSD file server running Samba 4.6.x. We had some odd issues which led to the discovery that when users save files to the server, about 12% of the ...
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CRC error in several compressed files

I have a server which backs up itself on another server with duplicity (actually duply). The full backup is about 330 1-GB files. The full backup finished without problems, but the next day the ...
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File System Corruption in AWS Storage Gateway Volume

Has anyone had to deal with a corrupt file system on a storage gateway volume? One of my volumes is now telling me that it's corrupted or unreadable. I've tried running a chkdsk /r on it and it took ...
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How to repair a broken-resized qcow2 disk image for libvirt/kvm?

Today I wanted to increase the size of a VM, so I did what I always do (have done it before): qemu-img resize diskimage.qcow2 +22GB Then the file broke and the VM does not start any more. I tried ...
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Risk of not repairing “Structure needs cleaning” XFS errors

I have an XFS file system with file system errors affecting some non-critical files. I wish to repair it; the business wishes to continue to run with those errors. What are the known risks of not ...
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mysql keeps crashing corrupt databases

I have been trying to solve this for about 8 hours now. Due to unrelated issues, I had to remove mysql and re-install it. since then, mysql crashes and restarts every 2-3seconds with the below in the ...
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How to corrupt a file without changing attributes for integrity testing?

I'm trying to create a process for comparing two folders that should contain exactly the same files. Would like to be able to modify a file's content without changing the attributes as if the file was ...
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How to find the cause of a single event file content corruption?

A few days I copied a large (56GB) file from a workstation to a file server. After checking the copy I found out it had a few bytes different from original. Details: source system: Medion Akoya ...
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Database Index files get corrupted if shared folder resides in Win Server 2012 but not if it resides in a regula Win 7 PC Shared folder

Database application programmed for peer to peer access to a shared folder experiences database associated index files corruption if said shared folder resides in Win Server 2008 or Win Server 2012. ...
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ZFS corrupted directory, but zpool doesn't detect anything wrong

A directory on my FreeBSD 10.2 server somehow got hopelessly corrupted (wasn't ZFS supposed to prevent that?) ls or any other command against it leads to current session getting frozen on the kernel ...
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Two LVM volumes on a shared storage. Will it lead to data corruption?

I have a setup in which one SAN storage connected by FibreChannel is accessible by two hosts (at block level). And I want to create two lvm2 physical volumes on the storage: pv1 and pv2, for now being ...
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Ensuring VMware ESXi storage integrity?

I'm planning a small ESXi standalone server to host a number of VMs I use here. I haven't decided what facilities to use from the wider vSphere system. The underlying VM storage is local HDD RAID ...
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How to avoid file corruption upon power shortage

I have an industrial PC (Windows posready 7) running a server application that was corrupting files too often when the pc was abruptly turned off (power shortage) and I found that changing my code to ...
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System File Corruption causing Freezing a KSOD

At present we are having some difficulties with one of our Terminal Servers. It is a VM Server 2012 (64bit) What is happening at the moment is that random applications (IE, Chrome, Notepad, Word, ...
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Active Directory Corruption

We are looking at the topic of DR at the moment and I would like your expert help in the creation of a DR plan in the event that our Active Directory somehow becomes corrupt. We have 4 domain ...

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