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  • Very very Urgent please help..Files got wiped out

    Dear Team,

    I had a Hard Disk which had critical data and this was taken from one of our client server.

    We connected the hard disk unknowingly as secondary to one of our IBM server which had mirroring on.

    Now what has happened is the primary disk has written all it;s data to the secondary since it was mirror. This has wiped all the original data on secodary disk which had critical data.

    Now we want the data back badly , could anyone help if there is any way to get back the original data which was there on the disk before mirror?

    Very very Urgent please help.

    Thanks,
    Suvrat

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    Re: Very very Urgent please help..Files got wiped out

    Very simple, just restore from the most recent backup.... you do have backups, don't you?

    If you don't, you could try using commercial data recovery programs - they are not guaranteed and if you have had a large number of files written to the disk, it is almost certain some at least of the original content will have been overwritten.
    Tom Jones
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    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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      Re: Very very Urgent please help..Files got wiped out

      Could you suggest few best ones? I have tried with GetData recovery but dint help

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      • #4
        Re: Very very Urgent please help..Files got wiped out

        I take it that you do NOT have backups then?

        Ontrack is generally good, but other opinions may differ.

        Remember there is no guarantee they will recover anything and the more files that have been written to the drive, the less likely recovery becomes.

        Consider specialist services who may be able to use forensic type software to recover more than commercial products - will not be cheap, though
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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          Re: Very very Urgent please help..Files got wiped out

          Also implement a backup regime now so you can recover the next failure/cockup.
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