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Old 05-06-2013, 03:47 AM   #16
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Hello,

I really cannot concentrate because I am under pressure. Please let me hire your services for this one.

Thanks
 
Old 05-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #17
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Here is what the output log says.
Thanks for the log file. However you did not run the commands as I expected them. Therefore its contents are of very limited value.


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Can I PM you?
You can PM me but that would solve nothing as problems should be solved in the open to benefit others.


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You appear to be a pro.
I have an unhealthy interest in all things Linux. And I may act like one but I will never consider myself a professional.


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I am willing to pay for your service.
Members volunteer time and knowledge to help others and for various reasons money should IMHO never enter the equation.
Should you wish to express your gratitude then feel free to donate or become a contributing LQ member.


*If you feel you need professional data recovery services then I suggest you check for a reputable business close by. Remember though you get what you pay for and there may be an assessment and shipping fee involved.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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I understand your position. I just do not want to make the situation worse since I am a newbie in this.

I tried your suggested method but the fdisk said cannot write to dev/sdb/. The server was configured with sdb1 being the single partition for the whole disk.

Thanks

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:18 AM   #19
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Well then lets first move on to the other aspect and work on the backup image you created.

*I hope you transferred it to a local machine with enough storage to hold that image plus whatever gets recovered. Select a partition with enough space, my rule of thumb is to use one twice the size of the image (especially if compressed). You may elect to run Photorec on your server if transferring the image is too difficult but remember there has to be enough free space. Also note Photorec isn't for Linux only and if you don't want to or can't install it you can always use a Live CD that comes with Photorec.

Then read http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step and pay special attention to the Photorec explanation of options and the Photorec explanation of what file types to search for as you do not want it to look for everything.

*Do note that for example uncompressed dumped database tables are plain text and therefore do not possess both a file footer and header so best select "plain text" as well if you need to recover any.

Then run photorec like
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photorec /debug /log /path/to/image
, configure the options and file types and let it search. Depending on the size of the image, the amount of files it is able to find and the speed of your hardware this may take a while.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:10 PM   #20
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Hello,

Testdisk Now sees my Partition but complains of corrupt Data. A good Sign?
 
Old 05-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #21
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Data recovery is always a difficult and hazardous operation to guide. Difficult because we aren't there to look over your shoulder to see what actual commands you type and hazardous because the wrong command can lead to disastrous results. That's why I, from reply one, asked you to attach log files to be able to follow things closely.

Without actual 0) log file data, 1) tool output, 2) errors or messages there is not much I can do for you except repeat what I posted before. That is not efficient.
 
  


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