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Server Crash - Advice on Restoring

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OffbeatAdam, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. OffbeatAdam

    OffbeatAdam Active Member

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    Greetings,

    We've had a server crash, the array died. Terribly inconvenient lol. I was able to pull off /home and /var. I know that there is a lot of cpanel data in /var.

    Is there any way for me to easily recover the account information from these directories, or will I have to manually go in and recreate all of the accounts (100s of them), and move the data over?
     
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    Were you able to grab /usr and /etc at all?

    If I have those, I can get you totally back up to how you were before the crash.

    If not, some data reconstruction will be necessary to match things up again.
     
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    /usr and /etc were destroyed in the crash. To be honest I'm only confident on 80% of the data, but given the # of accounts I'm willing to accept that versus none at all.

    Obviously I can go through and just restore the accounts 1 by 1, and I'm not expecting passwords to match or anything.

    I'm fully expecting a tedious process, but am hoping for a less tedious one than manually recreating every account and restoring the mysql databases/public_html/mail directories.
     
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