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Author Topic: Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer  (Read 1456 times)

Sunit

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Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:18:36 AM »
i crashed my sco openserver harddisk ,which got lot of imp info.how do i recover the data????
it's quite important.PLs help me out

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Re: Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 08:59:41 AM »
What type of disk is it, how is it partitioned, and what FS are you using?



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Re: Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 09:19:00 AM »
If it is indeed important data, I wouldn't mess around - especially if it is a case of mechanical failure.

The way you phrase your question makes me assume you are not a professional in data recovery. So, without meaning any offense, I suggest you immediately stop doing what you are doing and approach a professional company for the recovery. (It will cost a fair bit, but it is a logical consequence of not backing up. The cost you save one way will be incurred in another.)

Every action you take (even just turning the machine on) increases the chance the data cannot be recovered even by specialists.

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Re: Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 09:27:57 AM »
If worstje's assumption about your level of technical knowledge is correct, then I must agree with him. This shouldn't be taken as an insult. It's the simple acknowledgement that even basic data recovery involves having some fairly advanced technical knowledge and experience.

If this data is that important, definitely seek assistance from a qualified data recovery service rather than try to do it yourself.  :)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2011, 09:40:30 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 11:44:00 AM »
I'm with ^them^ ... Don't chance making it worse.

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Re: Data Recovery for SCO OpenServer
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 09:56:41 AM »
They are right - describe the problem better and dont try anything until you have a clear idea

If it is a hardware failure (weird noise etc.) then you have limited options. And limited time. The pros can open the drive and recover things from the platters so no further damage happens to them - but as you can imagine that is expensive since they are building a temporary hard drive by hand....

If it is NOT a hardware failure but more an issue of "i was trying to resize partitions/defrag/encrypt/delete and something went wrong" then there are a whole lot of tools that might help

I have messed hard drives more times than not in my life - installing other OSes, messing with partition tools, even using a defrag tool once - these kind of issues can usually be recovered, although sometimes it is a lot of work...