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Author Topic: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.  (Read 6165 times)

ExtremeS

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DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« on: April 26, 2009, 05:06:11 PM »

Hi All,

Need help here.. My DNS 323 was working fine for a month and all of a sudden this afternoon start to act weird. Here's what happened. I was transferring files from my ubuntu box to it. Then suddenly it stopped (forgot the error message) tried to refresh the file explorer.. nada.. so naturally I tried accessing the web admin console. Still nothing

Tried sshing into it (I have fun_plug installed) success. Now since I can't access it share / web admin.
Next logical thing to do (according to me) Was to just reboot the unit. Which I did thru shell.
After rebooting. I was able to access web admin. But.... it reported that Drive 1 not formatted!!!
It's acting like I just plugged in a new hard drive. So obviously I skipped it.

What do I have to do guys? I'm almost certain that my data is still intact. But how do I retrieve them?
Can I use a sata enclosure or something and mount them on my ubuntu box? Or is there an easier way? Since I currently don't have any sata enclosure.


Here's the detail of my box
Firmware 1.06
HDD used ST31500341AS Vol 1 (1.5 TB Seagate 7200.11)
     ST31500341AS Vol 2

Location : [VOL 2]  <<<DLINK LOGO>>>  [VOL 1]
Fun_Plug version : 0.5

Thanks for all the help guys
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Arvald

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 05:25:48 PM »

if you have an Ubuntu box try putting the hard drive in that machine and see if the drive is okay with an fschk.
The format is EXT2 so Ubuntu can handle it no prob.
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ExtremeS

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 06:31:44 PM »

problem is my ubuntu box is an old laptop :(
so i guess my only option is buying an external sata enclosure right?
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Arvald

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 10:02:48 PM »

you can buy a cable that does USB to PATA and SATA.
very handy tool to have.  ran me $40 CAD.

you can also find software to mount the EXT2 in windows but you will not likely be able to do any drive testing with it.

Another option is if you have a desktop run an Ubuntu disk in live CD mode (boot from CD and continue running from CD)
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ExtremeS

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 06:15:01 AM »

Arvald,

Thanks for the info. Yeah I am going to purchase a USB to PATA/SATA today.

I can't hook it up to any of my existing desktop since they don't have SATA port (yeah they're pretty old).

Btw anybody know what I have to do to recover the files once its hooked up on a linux (ubuntu)box?
Since I never had to recover any file under linux.

Thanks!

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ExtremeS

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 04:05:06 PM »

All,

Finally bought a usb sata cable. I attached the affected hdd onto the ubuntu box.

Here's all what is left :

drwxrwxrwx 5 root root 1024 2009-04-26 08:04 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2009-04-28 05:54 ..
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 1024 2009-04-18 06:35 .lpd
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 2009-04-18 12:45 packages
drwx------ 5 root root 1024 2009-04-20 22:34 .systemfile


packages contains fun_plug

but where is my files??

thanks


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Arvald

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 05:22:19 PM »

try an fschk on that disk and see what it returns
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ExtremeS

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 06:30:29 PM »

doing e2fsck actually..
found tons of inode error such as :

Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Inode 136418265 is in use, but has dtime set.  Fix<y>? yes

Inode 136418265 has imagic flag set.  Clear<y>? yes

Inode 136418265 has compression flag set on filesystem without compression support.  Clear<y>? yes

*** this is the only time i said yes.. until i read some more that im not supposed to say yes :( :( :( ***

then..

Illegal block #24488 (1606886236) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24489 (3636891378) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24490 (1169360228) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24491 (1331843212) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24492 (613873544) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24493 (2676123586) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24494 (1124887133) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24495 (2439961230) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24496 (414065626) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24497 (2868778168) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24498 (438687668) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Illegal block #24499 (1155885750) in inode 145375235.  IGNORED.
Too many illegal blocks in inode 145375235.
Clear inode<y>? no

Suppress messages<y>? yes

Inode 145375235, i_blocks is 1498832, should be 1382296.  Fix<y>? yes

got bunch of this :

Multiply-claimed block(s) in inode 24412176: 49501272 49563325
Multiply-claimed block(s) in inode 24412199: 50334816
Multiply-claimed block(s) in inode 24412202: 50621040
Multiply-claimed block(s) in inode 25772036: 52169708 52199951
Multiply-claimed block(s) in inode 26066946: 52300022

Am I doing the right thing here? :|



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Arvald

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 07:12:03 AM »

wow, seeing that much... your drive may be toast.

I'm out of my league now... any linux experts out there that can pitch in?

My feeling was that there were physical errors and it looks like that is the case.

after the check is done you may get back some file or some lost chains.
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ExtremeS

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Re: DNS 323 showing existing hard drive as new.
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 08:11:08 PM »

Arvald,

Yeah I think my drive is toast.. I was recommended to use Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery.
I run it for about 12hr and it only covered like 5% so far.
But the files that it reported is totally garbage (.bmp, .mp3). Just FYI this drive did not contain .bmp nor mp3.

But this is really mind boggling. How could a simple transfer from linux box to it destroyed the superblock etc.???

I'm beginning to regret purchasing this DNS323. I was a bit reluctant using dlink product again after all the fiasco with DI624 rev c :( O well I guess I have to just suck it up and definitely this will be my last DLINK unit.




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