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All server Hard Drives Including Back Up dives have no file system (NTF)


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#1 coolbotic

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:27 AM


A local business has a computer that was being used a server that had a total of 3 HHD hard drives in it and the filing NTF system appears to have been wiped but the is still a old FAT system was left on one of the drives moreover the partitions and still there. Also when going through a external back-up drive that was not directly connected to the computer but to the network and has the same problem on one of the drives and the other was dead.

We are mainly trying to recovery all the files that were lost but also if possible the cause of the problem for example a virus or hacking or mechanical so this problem will not occur again !

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:36 PM

I would suggest you need to find out how these drives were configured.  For example it sounds like the back drive was a Raid0 and with one drive dead no data is retainable.

 

Virus's are just to get hackers tools into the network.

 

Usually if hacked you would have been put under ransomware which is where you have to pay to get your files back.

 

It is also apparent no one tested the backups on a regular basis nor was there any plan for multiple backup disks.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

Well when looking for the problem I saw it said they were all Dynamic if that means anything ?

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:22 AM

copied from google

 

Dynamic disks were first introduced with Windows 2000 and provide features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes), and the ability to create fault tolerant volumes (mirrored and RAID-5 volumes).

 

Have you talked to the person who setup the server?

 

You can try some file recovery software like recuva but with no backups you don't have many options.

https://www.piriform.com/recuva






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