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FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: May 22, 2020 03:41PM
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My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss...
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Revisit:

My Server Set Up:

2011 MacMini Server (Catalina)

6TB NewerTech minStack MAX (via FW800 to MacMini)
- Three major file folders (totaling ~3.2TB)
Folder 1 - Misc Data 1
Folder 2 - Misc Data 2
Folder 3 - DVD/BRDVD Rips (for server to AppleTVs) (~3TB)


Follow Up:

GOAL: Rescue the data from Folder 3 noted above where nearly all my DVD & BRD rips resided. Many family/friends home movies as well. Nearly 3TB of stuff.

Note: Realization that I had deleted Folder 3 was near immediate after I did it. So, nothing was written back to the 6TB drive after files were deleted which gave me fairly good odds if recovery was even possible.

Using Data Rescue 5 (free version), it took nearly 3 to 4 days to do a deep scan. Once I selected recovery to an external drive, I was asked for the serial number for Data Rescue 5. After a quick $99 purchase online, I was running the recovery.

I think it took nearly two days for recovery of 4.1TB off of the drive. It failed a couple of times copying to single drives in the Rack Pro via FW800, but it seemed to work OK on USB 2. I quickly copied them over to another set of drives in different enclosure via USB 2 (for just in case). Once I had the files on the drives, I was able to work with them on a computer with USB 3, so manipulating and moving files around is now much quicker.

I quickly found the ~3TB of movie files, surprisingly intact! As far as I can tell, I found all of them - around 800 files! Pretty sure I found them all. Most of them were nestled into a file folder called Adobe CS something-or-other. Was probably Data Rescue 5's best guess where to put the files.

Anyway, was very super excited. Took me nearly two weeks of on-&-off time playing around with it to get it all to happen. However, very happy with the recovery! Now, getting my backup drive strategies back into working order. Need to check out if this old Rack Pro needs to be updated with more current stuff.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2020 03:49PM by SKYLANE.
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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 22, 2020 04:01PM
woot smiley



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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 22, 2020 04:18PM
....same thing happened in the movie.....Data was dead.....then was he.....???



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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 22, 2020 04:20PM
Awesome, congratulations!

And you recovered 3 orders of magnitude mpre data with DR than I ever needed to, thanks for doing that field test for everyone. No need to do it again, I think one test is enough...
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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 22, 2020 04:26PM
Congrats!
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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 22, 2020 04:50PM
Well done!
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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: rz
Date: May 22, 2020 06:16PM
Not sure if it was my recommendation that got you to do it, but I'm happy for you. That program saved my bacon a long time ago and I've been lucky enough not to have needed it since.
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Re: FU: My turn! Stupid move on my part leads to data loss... (Data Rescued!!)
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 22, 2020 08:03PM
Ok. I’m just gonna ask.

Why doesn’t the server have a backup? $100 for a 5 TB drive and TM is free. ..



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