Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


Closed Thread
  Search this Thread
Old 08-17-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy File recovery from unkown embedded OS FS

Hello all,

I have a real desperate situation here. To make it short, a third party backup program deleted a lot of files all over my file server. The actual backup zip files seem to have tons of CRC errors and are corrupted. To add insult to injury, the Zip files are AES 128 encrypted and I cannot access them because of what we think is Zip header corruption.

Part two:

I have some older backups on HDD that were in an Embedded OS NAS server. The name of the server is InterNAS GS53 by SerComm (sercomm dot com /GS53). This NAS started having problems about a month ago with the HDDs in and one spare not in it. I have not been able to reach anybody at this company for help. I have replaced it since with a better NAS. I believe there is a lot of recoverable data on these HDDS, but I do not know what File System the HHD’s are formatted in. From what I have read, it seems that XFS might be it, but I am not sure. I have tried to mount the HDDs with a Linux box (CentOS), Knoppix and FreeBSD. All say that the File system type is unknown.

1. How can I identify the File system on the HDDs?
2. If it is XFS, how doe I mount them on various OS's to get the data?
3. The InterNAS has a 16 MB Flash card that I can browse with an UFS utility for windows, but I do not know how to re-image it to try and get it to work. Help?
4. Any other suggestions?
Old 08-17-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 28,841
Blog Entries: 55

Rep: Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347Reputation: 3347
Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread should closed because it is a duplicate.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unkown file! Help please! voyciz Linux - Newbie 13 08-13-2010 08:19 AM
File Recovery ddearie Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 02-07-2006 07:21 PM
problems with kile and embedded file viewers davec Linux - Newbie 0 04-22-2004 05:55 PM
File recovery after partition table damage - XFS file system gracecourt Linux - General 2 01-13-2004 03:53 PM
File recovery Stephanie General 2 02-06-2003 05:38 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration