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Questions tagged [data-recovery]

Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Use this tag when you want refer to one of the problems stated up.

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ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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Accidentally deleted the “/usr/share” folder

The system does not start. Did it by using rm - R accidentally. How can I recover the system?
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Physically damaged hard disk - trying to mount it

I have a physically damaged hard drive (it fell down) which has very creepy noises when attached to a PC. I am trying to recover some data. My problem is that Ubuntu is not able to mount it. The hard ...
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GParted error while expanding file system “Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb1: Input/output error”

My expansion Hard disk is having error and some data is lost/corrupted. I was using GParted to expand a partition. I got this error "Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb1: Input/output error". I have ...
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Tool for File Recover | Deleted Files Recovery

Advise me please some recovery tools for File Recover | Deleted Files Recovery | Damaged Files
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How to see folders and files from RAID file system through Ubuntu?

I have an old hard drive which RAID file system which i want to recover see the files and folder in it with the help of Ubuntu. I am beginner in Linux. Please help me.
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DDRESCUE - How to re-run first pass (don't do reverse yet)?

I ran ddrescue for a few days, and recovered about 60G. It had slowed to a crawl, and had an ipos of about 90M. I started again, adding -a100000, and it got another 35G in only 3 hours. It started ...
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Continuing DDRESCUE; was destination *OVERWRITTEN* on 2nd stage?

I ran this for a few days (dropped laptop, crashed hard drive): sudo ddrescue -f -n /dev/sda /dev/sdc /home/Brian/desktop/rescue.log I was running it overnight, as I needed my computer during the ...
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Recovering from data from ubuntu hardisk

I was running my laptop on dual boot, had windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 lts on two different disks. Left my laptop running the whole night, was unable to boot into Ubuntu the next morning. Said "...boot ...
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Disaster Recovery Workflow Ubuntu

0 is there a go-to way for disaster and recovery management in Ubuntu Server? I had found some options like bacula and relax and recover, but none of them seem that they will satisfy my expectations. ...
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Disaster Recovery Ubuntu Server with Bacula

I want to setup a way using bacula, to complete restore a recovered ubuntu server system + ubuntu server LTS on a new machine. My Workflow: Installation of the latest Ubuntu Server LTS on my ...
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extundelete - failed to read-only open device “/dev/sdb”: Error code 2133571347

I have a Synology NAS with a RAID 1 setup on which I recently accidentally deleted a shared folder with data I want back. I shut down the NAS and booted into a machine with an Ubuntu Live Cd and ...
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Finding ecrypt-recover-private mountpoint

After heavily struggling on mounting my ecrypted hdd, I now want to securely unmount the recovered hdd. I did it as proposed in this question. It was mounted by using $user> cd /media/$user/...
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How to fix: “Partition does not start on physical sector boundary”

I accidentally created a new partition table in a disk full of data which removed all the partition. Using testdisk, I am able to get the partition back but the filesystem is corrupt or damaged. ...
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Safest way to duplicate failing sd card

I have a 64 gb SD card that is starting to have problems. I want to duplicate as much of it as I can. Is DD the safest/best option to deal with failing sd cards?
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MBR accidentally deleted , how to restore partition

I know that my question can be a duplicate, but i spent a lot of time with google and askubuntu, but couldnt find answer. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 (i had C drive of 100GB and D ...
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My hard disk converted from ntfs tp raw. Can it be recovered in Ubuntu?

In my internal hard disk suddenly this message appeared at boot (A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart ) in Windows 7 I have connected it as external hd to another laptop. I ...
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error:failure reading sector 0x802 from 'hd0'

When I reboot my Ubuntu 14.04 it gives following error I tried ls and still it throws error as below can some one give me exact answer how solve this issue. I need this help a bit urgently. What best ...
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Navigate folders when undeleting with testdisk

I am trying to recover a deleted file using testdisk, but the drive is big and I have thousand of deleted files. Testdisk knows the path of the files I have deleted : wouldn't it be possible to ...
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Recover data because I wiped out GPT data structure on the wrong disk

I wanted to install ubuntu on dual boot on my computer, but when I was doing the installation, I got "This computer currently has no detected operating systems". The issue is well explain here : http:...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 16.04 OS [duplicate]

It's happand after the laptop is accidently shutdown when battery is dry. Theb when I try to start the laptop it always show blank purple screen. So I tried to select option "advance option" then ...
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How would I recover data from a harddrive that accidentally had a OS image written to it?

While trying to write a OS image to a SD card for my single board computer via the terminal, I ended up accidentally writing the image to one of my 500gb hard drives in my computer instead of the SD ...
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Downloading Ubuntu Live CD

I've looked at the download page and it's not clear to me which download I use to enable me to create an Ubuntu Live CD. I need the facility to try to recover data from a failing hard drive, using the ...
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How ro recover lost LUKS partition on external harddisk

Using gnome-disk-utility, I accidentally removed a LUKS partition on an external hard disk. This hard disk now looks like this: I just pressed the minus-sign, thus I guess I just removed the ...
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How to recover virus infected files from pendrive in Ubuntu

I need to recover my pictures and files from a pendrive. I used the pendrive in Windows yesterday to download a file. After that when I inserted the pendrive in Ubuntu, it was only showing the trash ...
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Recovery of deleted partition [duplicate]

I had windows 10 previously installed on my Dell Vostro. It had 3 partitions which were lost and combined into one when I installed Ubuntu 16.04. All my data has been lost that included important ...
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MySQL files have been deleted all of a sudden

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 instance running the LAMP stack. Everything was working fine. Yesterday all of a sudden, the server started denying access to login via root. After a couple of trials, I gained ...
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Image or reset broken SSD

There is something very wrong with my 160G SSD. It shows up as a 8MB drive in fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 8 MB, 8388608 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders, total 16384 sectors Units = sectors ...
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Could use your help recovering HFS+ external HDD that won't mount and has corrupted GPT table

I'm attempting to mount an Apple HFS/HFS+ formatted external HDD on my Ubuntu 18. box.The reason I'm attempting this is that my Mac wants to try to initialize the drive as though its blank. Attempts ...
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Broken NAS with 2 1 TB SATA drives

I am trying to recover data from a NAS that fell off a the top of a PC tower. One drive "sounds" OK the other one probably has something physically wrong with it. For the first drive I get the ...
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Data Recovery On Same Booted Encrypted Partition

I just had to do a fresh install of 18.04.2, and because of not being able to access the encrypted partition prior to this new install. I am now searching for a method that will allow me to boot into ...
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Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop on brand new computer, trying to recover old encrypted data

I installed Ubuntu onto a USB stick and encrypted all my data, however my laptop stopped working and I had to purchase a new one and my USB stick no longer boots into Linux. So I have a brand new ...
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Pictures directory suddenly 'unable to find'

This morning I went to save an image and although my Pictures directory can be seen, when I click on it, I get the message that the file/directory cannot be found and my 1000's of photos have ...
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recovering raid 0 hard disk

I bumped to a huge (for me) problem. I was running dual boot system (win 7 / linux) and at some point I decided to test fedora ( I am new in Linux ). My hard disk conf: 3 hard disks each 1 TB, 2 set ...
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How to recover data from formatted swap?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have 4 partitions of hard disk. 1st of 43 GB contains Windows 7, 2nd (43 GB) and 3rd (32 GB) contained valuable data and 4th of 42GB contains Ubuntu. Now, while installing ...
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How can I automate ddrescue from a failing usb hard drive?

I've got an interesting problem... A friend asked me to recover data from a failing external (usb) hard drive, which i've been doing using the ddrescue utility. However, every few hours the drive ...
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How to recover deleted files in ubuntu using live usb? [based on filetype]

I had accidentally deleted a few files from an Ubuntu Desktop. Now I need to recover only the perl files which had been sitting in /home/user directory. How can this be done? I am able to boot using ...
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Accidentally Erased All My Hard disk During Installing Ubuntu

I accidentally erased all my data from my 1 TB hard disk from my laptop during installing Ubuntu on It. Previously I had two partition . But now I have only one big partition. Didn't copy or save any ...
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How to read data from `safecopy` image file

The hard disk of a ThinkPad with a Windows 7 install was failing, so I tried to recover as much data as possible. For that I started the ThinkPad with an Ubuntu Live USB, started the terminal and ...
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Recover data after badblock -w?

I have an disk witch windows which would not power on showing me the BSOD. I inserted an LiveCD to see if there where errors no the disk and there where, so I used the badblocks command as seen on a ...
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Recovering 220GB of files in a formatted partition with Testdisk

I went away from the Linux world for a decade or so. Now that I'm trying my way back, that nice little warning that told me that I would lost all my files when replacing Windows XP failed to be clear ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Recover files after Ubuntu Installation

Due to some problems, I tried installing Ubuntu in my machine. But accidentally I installed it in the same partition where my earlier installation was. My data was inside the home directory in the ...
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Is there a way to recover data from Ubuntu's file system after formatting the hard drive and installing Windows?

I had an Ubuntu installation which had some important data, then someone accidentally formatted my hard drive and installed Windows 10. Is there any way to recover some of the files I had on Ubuntu? ...
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Help recover data from hard drive that has input/output errors

Here goes, and please bare with me, as what I'm about to explain is and can be confusing. I was cleaning out some old hard drivers using a tool provided by Seagate Seatool. I used the erase function ...
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How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I have a Toshiba satellite A-200 laptop with a Vista OS on it with 4 NTFS partitions (C:) Vista (D:) Entertainment (E:) Work (F:) Sources and I wanted to start using Ubuntu instead. So I tried it ...
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how do I get at lost files on an ext4 partition?

Some background (some of these details are not needed I suspect): I have an ext4 partition that is part of a raid array. At some point recently, somehow one of the stripes got corrupted, and the FS ...
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Grub cannot find system partitions table when restoring backup - Ubuntu 18.04

I was recently trying to backup my Ubuntu server using this guide. I am restoring a backup of my entire server from the / directory using a tar.gz compressed file. The guide worked up until the last ...
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Recover Macbook APFS Partition

My question is very similar to this thread, but my situation is slightly different. I have been successfully dual-booting OS X and Ubuntu for some time now with 2 partitions. I managed the partitions ...
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I wiped Windows and installed ubuntu but it boots to black screen and recovery mode does not boot

I installed Ubuntu and wiped my windows OS in the process. I cannot boot Ubuntu, run recovery mode or anything. nomodeset didn't work or anything. I can open the grub page and run memtest, but that ...