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Posted on 2011-02-17
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Hi Everyone,

Somehow the ghost image restore on its own drive..

C- drive
D- drive
E- Drive.

I used Norton ghost and created a D drive image to a  file and and store in E drive with a name image.gho.

then removed the D drive inserted a new drive in d drive location and  did a restore of image(which was store in E drive to back on New D drive. )

but when it finish .. i found out the restore happened on E drive.. (where my image.gho file located)
This was shocking to me and sadly i lost 1 TB of my data  on E drive.

1-I am unable to determine how this could happen.
2-How much percentage i can expect from data recovery guys  to recover the data..

Thanks
Javeed A
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by:sgsm81
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When you took out the drive and put the new one in did you check drive letter associations to ensure they hadn't changed

To get data back you could download install and run Recuva - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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by:noxcho
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Depends on the fact - how much used space is on the image you restored? If not much then you still can get some data out of the drive.
So my question - what is the current size of restored partition and how much space is used?
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Javeed, I honestly don't think it is possible to do that. Ghost will tell you that it cannot lock the drive. You see, Ghost locks the drive it writes to, and it can't lock it and at the same time read the image file.

Can something else have happened to your E: drive?
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by:javeedabdul
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Thanks everyone,

I had no luck . even the recovery  guys mentioned its not possible to recover the data as it is..
no way.

after restoring the image to my data drive .i have destroyed table and hence hard to recover, but next week they going to give  me a call to confirm if the recovery  was successful or not.

The other worst nightmare for me .I restore the drive where i had the image on, This is not possible to my knowledge.
but unable to determine how this happen.I am still confuse..

I lost every thing.. I have nothing on me  

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by:noxcho
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If you run restore to the drive where the image was located then it did not restore anything and your data is on the drive intact.
Normally the restore process looks as follows:
First the existing partitions on restore target drive are deleted. Then system creates new partition according to the table in image and only then runs data recovery to new partition. But if the partition with image was deleted then the data is not written to target drive.
This means that you data must be on HDD surface.
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by:javeedabdul
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noxcho,

It did restore to the same drive, I can see the image restore to the drive,

I thought the same
-deletes the existing partion on restore target,
-Creates a new partition table (when it created partition , how could it had access to the image.gho file on the same target, )

it deleted the my data and the i don't see the image file (image.gho ) which i store in the E drive)

Today i had a call from Recovery guys they unable to retrieve my iso file . they just charge me service fee but no data recoverd.


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by:noxcho
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Still, if the drive is with you, can you connect it as slave to your working system and use Recuva tool www.recuva.com to scan the drive?
It will not cost you a penny. But try it. Or GetDataBack www.runtime.org
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by:javeedabdul
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Problem resolved,
I have pass the disk the recovery guy they pretty  much recovered 90% of the data..

I have tried few online data recovery software and wasted $200 but no good result but recovery guys have recovered the entire or equivalent data .. with same file name..

Thanks guys for you help..

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by:rdhoore108
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I'm glad to hear you got your data back.

I know exactly how you felt, I recently also lost tons of data due to a combination of bugs in my NAS firmware, first it suddenly reported 2 disks crashed in my RAID5 (even though only one was physicaly bad), and then in the middle of restoring from my backup NAS, it proceded to synchronize its contents with the backup drive :( So everything that was not copied yet, was deleted (over 1 TB). Linux drive formats are extremely difficult to recover...

So just to say I can feel your relief :)
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