Help with data recovery....
Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Wed Nov 5 08:19:29 EST 2003
before you go any further DO NOT make any writes to the
filesystem/partition that you are trying to recover. it would be best to
mount it read-only, mount -o ro,remount /filesystem.
professional data recovery services are expensive and can range from
$1000 to $5000+ dollars. i had the drive in a laptop crash like 2 years
ago and i sent it to one of these companies, the laptop belonged to the
president's of my company and he didn't think it was necessary to backup
files. we paid like $3500 to pull the data off of it. basicly the more
data you want restored the more $$$.
this howto works, i tried it out like 3 years ago to recover some data
that an employee removed from a machine.
Jeffrey Blank, P.E. wrote:
> Hi all... I am looking for some help/recommendations... I kinda
> FUBARed my wife's computer over the weekend... Here's the story:
> I was working on my machine (gentoo linux) and looking to move some work
> files to my wifes computer (Win98) for work (I need to use AUTOCAD). I
> created a link in xffm (xfce4 filemanager) and then tried to delete it.
> It deleted my wifes entire 'E:' drive with all of the pictures of our
> daughter from her birth a year and a half ago. I don't have any good
> backups... Well in my rush to fix the problem, I grabbed an undelete
> program from the web and went to town.. It ended up copying the deleted
> files to the E: drive, the one with the deleted files. I was only able
> to get back about a third of the pics. Running norton unerase gives me
> nothing now.
> What I am looking for is any recomendations of someone who might be able
> to perform more of a low level recovery and what the costs might be. My
> wife is ready to kill me!!!! Thanks for any and all help.....
> Jeff (Longtime lurker, rare poster...)
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darinper at cognigencorp.com
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