Help needed with hard drive accidentally formatted.
Posted on 2011-05-10
I have a situation where a user accidentally formatted the data drive of his 2008 R2 server. There were no recent backups and nothing to restore from. We ended up using Get Data Back to recover the data. Whilst this, on the whole, worked for 90% of the data, unfortunately, we have since found some underlying corruption in the data the is unrecoverable.
When the user copied back the files and folders Get Data Back had recovered, there was also a System Volume Information folder that was not initially copied back. On this volume, VSS snapshots were taken twice a day. With this in mind, we were hoping (perhaps naively), that it may be possible to somehow recover data from this orphaned System Volume Information folder. Can anyone advise if this is the case and, if so, how it can be done? We've tried copying it back to the volume etc, but no joy. Perhaps some 3rd party tools may be available?