Recovering Linux Data on Windows Server

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  1. atlarep

    atlarep Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I have the issue below and I could use any information possible.
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    I had a CentOS server, and somebody installed Windows Server 2008 by mistake. Unfortunately, the server had a lot important personal data and I need to recover it. I don't need the server itself (OS, etc.); I just need my files.
    Is there any recovery tool I could use specifically for this?

    Thanks in advance for all your help.
     
  2. inka

    inka Registered Member

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    This tiny freeware utility app will enable you to MOUNT your ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions
    so that you will be able to browse their contents via Windows Explorer:
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/extfs-windows/

    ^---- Yes, it installs a driver.
    Yes, 2 of the 40 or so scanners via "virusTotal.com" label the installer as "suspicious",
    but it's clean and performs exactly as described.
    (Paragon has a great, longstanding reputation)

    Here's a link to a recent Linux Insider article/review of extFS:
    http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78760.html
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    If the windows 2008 data/files clobbered the centos data, it's gone.
    Mrk
     
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