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posted by Klaus Steden  on Jan. 3, 2011, 11 p.m. (6 years, 6 months, 23 days ago)
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Hiyo, I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely just FS corruption. thanks, Klaus PS Happy new year, everyone! _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Jesse Gilbert @ Jan. 25, 2011, 3:45 p.m.
Another recovery package that I have direct experience with is R-Studio.? The advantages:

- 64 bit versions
- can reconstruct soft RAID volumes as well as standard or dynamic disks.

I've done several large recoveries with this tool and it has proven to be quite capable, although the scan and recovery times are high here as well.

http://www.r-studio.com/


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Response from Greg Ercolano @ Jan. 25, 2011, 3:35 p.m.
Right, I agree it's mostly IO, but I'm thinking dd is very likely hindered by the fact the blocks must move from disk -> memory -> disk through the single threaded read(2)/write(2) operations the cpu provides. I'm guessing that's a bottle neck, even though in actuality, the cpu is barely used. It might also mean the machine's own BUS is not being used optimally. Since shake (the multithreaded compositor software) seemed to benefit so greatly from the added threads for moving an image more quickly than the single threaded cp(1) command, it sounds like there's some large benefit to be had from multithreaded operations managing disk IO. For instance, I wonder what the performance gain might be for a two threaded dd(1) to copy a disk.. say for instance one reading/writing even blocks, and the other reading/writing odd blocks. Assuming the two threads try to stay more or less in sync, this could prevent head movement, and make optimal use of disk buffering. As opposed to say backgrounding two dd(1) commands to run concurrently; one working on the first half of the disk, the other working on the second half (which might also have a performance gain over a single dd). Would certainly be interesting to do some tests. If I have some time I might try on one of my multiproc machines making disk-to-disk copies. I'm guessing two dd's working on different halves of the disk would involve more head motion than if the two operations were working on the same area of the disk (eg. alternating even/odd blocks). The situation of working on different halves of the disk would likely be similar to say a render farm beating on a file server, all reading/writing to different parts of the disk.. but there might still be a significant performance gain, since file servers tend to be able to handle this sort of thing well. Greg Whynott wrote: > i think its more of a case of device / bus speed. > its just plain straight up IO. reading blocks > from the device and writing them on another. > probably doesn't even touch the CPU.. its a low level operation. > >> I wonder if they ever plan to have a multithreaded dd(1) that >> could take advantage of a multiproc machine. _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Greg Whynott @ Jan. 25, 2011, 1:20 p.m.
i think its more of a case of device / bus speed. its just plain straight up IO. reading blocks from the device and writing them on another. probably doesn't even touch the CPU.. its a low level operation. -g On Jan 25, 2011, at 1:03 PM, Greg Ercolano wrote: > Bobby Jain wrote: >> It essentialy runs twice: once to build a file list, and the a second >> time to actually copy the the data that you select. It scans sector by >> sector, making it slow. So if you are trying to recover a large drive, >> expect to wait. I took days to recover data from a 1TB that I was scanning. >> >> It does not make any changes to the disk being scanned which is nice, >> but running DD before hand, is definitely a good tip. > > I wonder if they ever plan to have a multithreaded dd(1) that > could take advantage of a multiproc machine. > > I remember being surprised back in the 90's that using shake > to read and write an image was a lot quicker than a regular copy > because it opened like 4 threads. > > Since drives are so huge, and multiprocs are available, > it seems like dd could be brought up to date to take advantage > of this somehow.. > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss -- This message and any attachments may contain confidential and/or privileged information for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review or distribution by anyone other than the person for whom it was originally intended is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender and delete all copies. Opinions, conclusions or other information contained in this message may not be that of the organization. _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Greg Ercolano @ Jan. 25, 2011, 1:05 p.m.
Bobby Jain wrote: > It essentialy runs twice: once to build a file list, and the a second > time to actually copy the the data that you select. It scans sector by > sector, making it slow. So if you are trying to recover a large drive, > expect to wait. I took days to recover data from a 1TB that I was scanning. > > It does not make any changes to the disk being scanned which is nice, > but running DD before hand, is definitely a good tip. I wonder if they ever plan to have a multithreaded dd(1) that could take advantage of a multiproc machine. I remember being surprised back in the 90's that using shake to read and write an image was a lot quicker than a regular copy because it opened like 4 threads. Since drives are so huge, and multiprocs are available, it seems like dd could be brought up to date to take advantage of this somehow.. _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Bobby Jain @ Jan. 25, 2011, 11:50 a.m.
It essentialy runs twice: once to build a file list, and the a second time to actually copy the the data that you select.  It scans sector by sector, making it slow.  So if you are trying to recover a large drive, expect to wait.  I took days to recover data from a 1TB that I was scanning.

It does not make any changes to the disk being scanned which is nice, but running DD before hand, is definitely a good tip.

-Bobby

2011/1/24 John Burton <john@conversionworks.com>

Agreed.  It’s one of the slowest, but almost always was able to return files with full name AND path.  Some others out there were able to recover the files, but named them sequentially by type, which is *almost* as useless as not at all.

 

JB

 

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Sent: January-24-11 1:41 PM
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Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] NTFS recovery tool of choice?

 

GetDataBack has been very good to me as well.  It is slow (the process usually is), but it was solid, and able to recover all my data.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Valentin Todorov <todorov_v@wwfx.net> wrote:

Hi,

I use GetDataBack for NTFS and it saves me a lot of times.

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm

regards
Valentin Todorov



On 04.1.2011 ?. 05:56, Klaus Steden wrote:

Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
just FS corruption.

thanks,
Klaus

PS Happy new year, everyone!

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Response from Casey Jay Ladd @ Jan. 24, 2011, 5:10 p.m.
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On Jan 24, 2011, at 1:52 PM, Greg Whynott wrote:
you may want to attempt to DD the disk before you run any tools against it,  just in case.
-g

On Jan 24, 2011, at 4:40 PM, Bobby Jain wrote:
GetDataBack has been very good to me as well.  It is slow (the process usually is), but it was solid, and able to recover all my data.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Valentin Todorov <todorov_v@wwfx.net> wrote:
Hi,

I use GetDataBack for NTFS and it saves me a lot of times.

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm

regards
Valentin Todorov

On 04.1.2011 ?. 05:56, Klaus Steden wrote:
Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
just FS corruption.

thanks,
Klaus

PS Happy new year, everyone!

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Response from Greg Whynott @ Jan. 24, 2011, 4:55 p.m.
you may want to attempt to DD the disk before you run any tools against it,  just in case.
-g

On Jan 24, 2011, at 4:40 PM, Bobby Jain wrote:
GetDataBack has been very good to me as well.  It is slow (the process usually is), but it was solid, and able to recover all my data.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Valentin Todorov <todorov_v@wwfx.net> wrote:
Hi,

I use GetDataBack for NTFS and it saves me a lot of times.

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm

regards
Valentin Todorov

On 04.1.2011 ?. 05:56, Klaus Steden wrote:
Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
just FS corruption.

thanks,
Klaus

PS Happy new year, everyone!

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Response from John Burton @ Jan. 24, 2011, 4:45 p.m.

Agreed.  It’s one of the slowest, but almost always was able to return files with full name AND path.  Some others out there were able to recover the files, but named them sequentially by type, which is *almost* as useless as not at all.

 

JB

 

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Sent: January-24-11 1:41 PM
To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] NTFS recovery tool of choice?

 

GetDataBack has been very good to me as well.  It is slow (the process usually is), but it was solid, and able to recover all my data.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Valentin Todorov <todorov_v@wwfx.net> wrote:

Hi,

I use GetDataBack for NTFS and it saves me a lot of times.

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm

regards
Valentin Todorov



On 04.1.2011 ?. 05:56, Klaus Steden wrote:

Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
just FS corruption.

thanks,
Klaus

PS Happy new year, everyone!

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Response from Bobby Jain @ Jan. 24, 2011, 4:40 p.m.
GetDataBack has been very good to me as well.? It is slow (the process usually is), but it was solid, and able to recover all my data.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Valentin Todorov <todorov_v@wwfx.net> wrote:
Hi,

I use GetDataBack for NTFS and it saves me a lot of times.

http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm

regards
Valentin Todorov

On 04.1.2011 ?. 05:56, Klaus Steden wrote:
Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
just FS corruption.

thanks,
Klaus

PS Happy new year, everyone!

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Response from Craig Allison @ Jan. 5, 2011, 12:05 p.m.
I've used GetDataBack for NTFS by Runtime Software, download a demo and see if it works before committing to buy, it's pretty cheap anyway and works really well.
http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

And for Mac drives, DataRescue II has saved me quite a few times too!

Good luck!

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On 5 Jan 2011, at 03:49, Jeffrey Klug wrote:
On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:56 PM, Klaus Steden <klaus-s@moving-picture.com> wrote:

Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool?


recuva is a good little freeware program
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Won't help you fix the ntfs partition, but useful for quickly recovering certain filetypes.
JK 
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Response from Anonymous @ Jan. 4, 2011, 10:50 p.m.
On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:56 PM, Klaus Steden <klaus-s@moving-picture.com> wrote:

Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool?


recuva is a good little freeware program
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Won't help you fix the ntfs partition, but useful for quickly recovering certain filetypes.
JK?

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Response from Klaus Steden @ Jan. 4, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
+1 for TestDisk, thanks to Stephen and Miklos for the suggestion. I was able to get it going on my Mac laptop, plugged into the disk via USB, and copy the data off to another external device. Turns out as I suspected the hardware is fine, but the partition table is wacked out -- the disk itself identifies as an NTFS volume, but there's a lone slice on it formatted as ext2/ext3. With a bit of finagling under VMware with an ext2 driver, I was able to mount it properly in XP and have a boo at the original data. I can't for the life of me remember how I ended up writing it out this way ... good thing it wasn't mission-critical. Big thanks to everyone for all the help and suggestions -- I'm definitely going to add this to my engineering software toolkit. cheers, Klaus On 1/4/11 3:36 AM, "Miklos Kozary" etched on stone tablets: > Testdisk saved me quiet a few times, an excellent free tool. > > http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk > > It's on the SystemRescueCd, too. Probably the easiest way to start it... > > http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page > > Good luck! > > Miklos > > On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Alex Orgill > wrote: >> --- On Mon, 1/3/11, Klaus Steden wrote: >> >>> From: Klaus Steden >>> Subject: [SSA-Discuss] NTFS recovery tool of choice? >>> To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com >>> Date: Monday, January 3, 2011, 10:56 PM >>> >>> Hiyo, >>> >>> I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that >>> appears to have >>> lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS >>> recovery tool? The >>> last time I looked at the disk before this, the data >>> appeared to be in good >>> shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I >>> suspect it's likely >>> just FS corruption. >>> >>> thanks, >>> Klaus >>> >>> PS Happy new year, everyone! >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list >>> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com >>> http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss >>> >> >> Hey Klaus, >> >> I've used this product (commercial) to good success. Yes it >> did cost a few dollars, but not much compared to time >> saved and torn-out hair replacement therapy. >> >> http://www.diskrecoverysoftware.net/fat-ntfs-recovery >> >> -- >> ============================================================ >> Alex Orgill ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? t: +1-647-477-5473 >> InfraService Corporation ? ? ? ?http://www.infra-service.com >> Managed Services and Systems Operations >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list >> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com >> http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss >> > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Anonymous @ Jan. 4, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Active@ File Recovery has been very useful for me in data recovery, even been able do go back a few partition rewrites on a disk with it, pulling up data from 3 formats ago. http://lsoft.net/ Curtis On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:56 PM, Klaus Steden wrote: > > Hiyo, > > I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have > lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The > last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good > shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely > just FS corruption. > > thanks, > Klaus > > PS Happy new year, everyone! > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss > _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Valentin Todorov @ Jan. 4, 2011, 8:35 a.m.
Hi, I use GetDataBack for NTFS and it saves me a lot of times. http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm regards Valentin Todorov On 04.1.2011 ?. 05:56, Klaus Steden wrote: > Hiyo, > > I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have > lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The > last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good > shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely > just FS corruption. > > thanks, > Klaus > > PS Happy new year, everyone! > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Miklos Kozary @ Jan. 4, 2011, 6:40 a.m.
Testdisk saved me quiet a few times, an excellent free tool. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk It's on the SystemRescueCd, too. Probably the easiest way to start it... http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page Good luck! Miklos On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Alex Orgill wrote: > --- On Mon, 1/3/11, Klaus Steden wrote: > >> From: Klaus Steden >> Subject: [SSA-Discuss] NTFS recovery tool of choice? >> To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com >> Date: Monday, January 3, 2011, 10:56 PM >> >> Hiyo, >> >> I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that >> appears to have >> lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS >> recovery tool? The >> last time I looked at the disk before this, the data >> appeared to be in good >> shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I >> suspect it's likely >> just FS corruption. >> >> thanks, >> Klaus >> >> PS Happy new year, everyone! >> >> _______________________________________________ >> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list >> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com >> http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss >> > > Hey Klaus, > > I've used this product (commercial) to good success. Yes it > did cost a few dollars, but not much compared to time > saved and torn-out hair replacement therapy. > > http://www.diskrecoverysoftware.net/fat-ntfs-recovery > > -- > ============================================================ > Alex Orgill ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? t: +1-647-477-5473 > InfraService Corporation ? ? ? ?http://www.infra-service.com > Managed Services and Systems Operations > > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss > _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Alex Orgill @ Jan. 4, 2011, 6:05 a.m.
--- On Mon, 1/3/11, Klaus Steden wrote: > From: Klaus Steden > Subject: [SSA-Discuss] NTFS recovery tool of choice? > To: discuss@studiosysadmins.com > Date: Monday, January 3, 2011, 10:56 PM > > Hiyo, > > I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that > appears to have > lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS > recovery tool? The > last time I looked at the disk before this, the data > appeared to be in good > shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I > suspect it's likely > just FS corruption. > > thanks, > Klaus > > PS Happy new year, everyone! > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss > Hey Klaus, I've used this product (commercial) to good success. Yes it did cost a few dollars, but not much compared to time saved and torn-out hair replacement therapy. http://www.diskrecoverysoftware.net/fat-ntfs-recovery -- ============================================================ Alex Orgill t: +1-647-477-5473 InfraService Corporation http://www.infra-service.com Managed Services and Systems Operations _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Paul Nendick @ Jan. 4, 2011, 4:55 a.m.
UFS Explorer has my vote:
http://www.ufsexplorer.com/


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On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Samuel Nair <samuelnair@gmail.com> wrote:
I have had really good results with iRecover http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm, i have even recovered data from a RAID 0 volume where parts of the drives had been overwritten.

sam!!

On 04/01/11 9:26 AM, Klaus Steden wrote:
Hiyo,

I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
just FS corruption.

thanks,
Klaus

PS Happy new year, everyone!

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Response from Samuel Nair @ Jan. 4, 2011, 3:30 a.m.
I have had really good results with iRecover http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm, i have even recovered data from a RAID 0 volume where parts of the drives had been overwritten. sam!! On 04/01/11 9:26 AM, Klaus Steden wrote: > Hiyo, > > I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have > lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The > last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good > shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely > just FS corruption. > > thanks, > Klaus > > PS Happy new year, everyone! > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Chris Banal @ Jan. 4, 2011, 1:30 a.m.
If the linux tools don't work out I've seen this tool recover quite a bit from a drive that had WindowsXP re-installed on it. Free demo version that will let you know if it can get to your data. http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm Klaus Steden wrote: > Hiyo, > > I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have > lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The > last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good > shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely > just FS corruption. > > thanks, > Klaus > > PS Happy new year, everyone! > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Stephen Hassard @ Jan. 3, 2011, 11:40 p.m.
Hi Klaus, Give TestDisk a shot, I've had great luck with it in the past. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk It comes bundled with RIP Linux, which is a good place to start when looking for a Linux recovery distro. http://rip.7bf.de/current/ If you're super paranoid about loosing the data, mirror the corrupt data disk to another of equal or greater size with dd before doing anything destructive. Take care, Steve On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 19:56 -0800, Klaus Steden wrote: > Hiyo, > > I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have > lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The > last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good > shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely > just FS corruption. > > thanks, > Klaus > > PS Happy new year, everyone! > > _______________________________________________ > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list > StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com > http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss _______________________________________________ StudioSysAdmins-Discuss mailing list StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com http://mailman.studiosysadmins.com/mailman/listinfo/studiosysadmins-discuss

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Response from Ken Spickler @ Jan. 3, 2011, 11:10 p.m.

Have you tried mounting it read-only on a Linux system? I've had decent luck recovering NTFS volumes that way in the past.

On Jan 3, 2011 7:56 PM, "Klaus Steden" <klaus-s@moving-picture.com> wrote:
>
> Hiyo,
>
> I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
> lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
> last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
> shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
> just FS corruption.
>
> thanks,
> Klaus
>
> PS Happy new year, everyone!
>
> _______________________________________________
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> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com
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Response from John Burton @ Jan. 3, 2011, 11:10 p.m.

+1 for Knoppix somehow magically mounting “dead” drives.

+1 for TRK also magically mounting drives and then sharing them out.

 

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Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 8:07 PM
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Have you tried mounting it read-only on a Linux system? I've had decent luck recovering NTFS volumes that way in the past.

On Jan 3, 2011 7:56 PM, "Klaus Steden" <klaus-s@moving-picture.com> wrote:
>
> Hiyo,
>
> I've got an NTFS volume (single disk, no redundancy) that appears to have
> lost its disk header. Can anyone recommend a good NTFS recovery tool? The
> last time I looked at the disk before this, the data appeared to be in good
> shape and I didn't observe any mechanical problems, so I suspect it's likely
> just FS corruption.
>
> thanks,
> Klaus
>
> PS Happy new year, everyone!
>
> _______________________________________________
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> StudioSysAdmins-Discuss@studiosysadmins.com
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