Bob G on August 29, 2011, 06:00:08 am
Is it just my browser, or is @ the right-hand 1/4 of the panel cropped off?

Also, did you get hacked? It looks as if the last 20 days of posts are missing.
Whatsoever, for any cause, seeketh to take or give
  Power above or beyond the Laws, suffer it not to live.
Holy State, or Holy King, or Holy People's Will.
  Have no truck with the senseless thing, order the guns and kill.

The penultimate stanza of Rudyard Kipling's MacDonough's Song

SandySandfort on August 29, 2011, 07:07:04 am
Is it just my browser, or is @ the right-hand 1/4 of the panel cropped off?

Also, did you get hacked? It looks as if the last 20 days of posts are missing.

The server went down and a number of problems popped up. They are being worked on.

Frank B. on August 29, 2011, 08:45:14 am
Is it just my browser, or is @ the right-hand 1/4 of the panel cropped off?

Also, did you get hacked? It looks as if the last 20 days of posts are missing.

No hacking, just failed hard drive.  Bad backups meant I had to recover from 8/10/11.  Still hoping to recover, but odds not great. A  little more on this is on the Announcements board.

http://forum.bigheadpress.com/index.php?topic=618.0

Apollo-Soyuz on August 30, 2011, 08:56:12 pm
Sorry to hear about your backups. If the drive is kinda-sorta working you want to do the following:

1. Boot into a distro like "parted magic"
2. With both the unmounted flaky drive and a new drive with lots of space and a mounted filesystem, use a program like dd_rescue to make a raw image of the drive with issues.
3. Shutdown PC, remove flaky drive
4. Create a new partition on the drive with space at least as large as the drive you made an image of
5. using dd or dd_rescue, and write the image file  to that new partition on the healthy disk
6. use fsck to repair the partition table.
7. mount filesystem and see if you managed to salvage your important files.


I've had great success with this method, but it's important to do it as soon as you see or hear issues with your hard drive. Many times there is just enough life left to make a low-level copy of almost everything.

Let me know if you need any additional details. I've been here and done that more than a few too many times before.

Frank B. on September 04, 2011, 10:35:25 am
Let me know if you need any additional details. I've been here and done that more thn a few too many times before.

Thanks for the offer and info.  As it happens, the drive is toast.

 

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