Thanks for the help Glenn.
On 20/7/19 1:40 pm, Glenn McIntosh via luv-main wrote:
On 19/7/19 10:10 am, bob via luv-main wrote:
I can access the damaged disk by attaching it to
my Kubuntu workstation,
reading it with testdisk and all the partitions and data appears to be
still there, but I can't see the files because of the RAID filing
system ... the raid filesystem
refuses to mount and I still can't see the files.
Just asking for some
* Are you saying that the files in the image are not visible with a file
carving tool such as photorec? I'd only suggest file carving as a last
resort as it is time consuming, but I've had success with it
particularly for static photo collections which tend to be small files
and relatively unfragmented, and you can use the jpg exif data to
reconstruct a semi-useful filename.
I haven't tried this yet as i haven't
used photorec before but it is on
my list if necessary.
* When the good disk was 'wiped', was it just
formatted or completely
erased? If you do have to do low level file recovery, it might be better
to work with that image instead (assuming you have more spare terabytes
of storage lying around to copy it onto!)
It appears that all the data was wiped -
the partitions are all still
there. Not sure how to do a 'low level file recovery'.
* When you say raid 'filesystem', are you saying it isn't a standard
file system on top of the raid? Or that there is a backup format on top
of the filesystem, maybe compressed?
It appears to be Ext4:
Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xf58d74d3
Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1 256 4980735 4980480 2.4G fd Linux RAID autodetect
/dev/sda2 4980736 9175039 4194304 2G fd Linux RAID autodetect
/dev/sda3 9437184 3907015007 3897577824 1.8T f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 9453280 3907015007 3897561728 1.8T fd Linux RAID autodetect
I am unable to mount either the either the drive or the partition (sda5)
where I think the data is stored.
bob@Comp1:~$ sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda /media/ntfs
mount: /media/ntfs: /dev/sda already mounted or mount point busy.
bob@Comp1:~$ sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda5 /media/ntfs
mount: /media/ntfs: unknown filesystem type 'linux_raid_member'.
The original disk causes the computer to baulk at startup and displays
an American Megatrends screen and the message "SMART Status bad Backup
and replace". I can then continue on through the BIOS and kubuntu starts
OK. I can then see the disk with fdisk but not mount it as above.
The detail above is using a clone of the original disk.