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What’s in your toolbox?
11 Jan 2012 | 9:11 am
If you’ve ever wondered what tools a technical data recovery engineer might use on a daily basis, then here are my top five tools, although they may not be quite what you’re expecting. If you think that data recovery is just about running a bunch of software tools on hard disks or RAIDs or data [...]
Recovering dropped table data from an MSSQL MDF file
14 Nov 2011 | 11:16 am
Many off-the-shelf Microsoft SQL Recovery tools state that they can recover from corrupt files, deleted data and some claim to recover from dropped tables, so the recent arrival of an MSSQL Recovery into the lab (all of the tables within the database had been dropped) gave us the ideal opportunity to undertake some tests. From [...]
Data recovery from a partially rebuilt RAID
12 Jul 2010 | 9:20 am
I’ve often heard it said, “the RAID has been rebuilt – the data cannot be recovered” and often this is the case. With RAID5, if the configuration is changed, and new parity is calculated, then there will be a significant loss of any data that was previously stored on the RAID. As Hamlet so eloquently [...]
How do you restore Tivoli TSM data for forensic examination purposes
28 Jun 2010 | 3:42 pm
Tivoli Storage Manager (“TSM”) provides a sophisticated heterogeneous data storage environment within which large volumes of data can be held. These might include email backups, user documents and SQL database, in fact all of the information that might be just a little bit useful in a computer forensic investigation or a tape data discovery exercise. [...]
Tape – “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”
15 Mar 2010 | 4:06 pm
(With apologies to Mark Twain) The release of LTO5 by Quantum Corporation brings 1.5TB native/3TB compressed tape to the market, and it is a sure fire bet that IBM and HP will shortly follow with their own offerings, which means that for the past 20 years or so, a technology many said was going the [...]
Comment on How do you restore Tivoli TSM data for forensic examination purposes by David Sandlin
2 Jul 2010 | 5:41 pm
Thanks for the article. This is a great reminder that we have to be ready for anything in the field of computer forensics. Data exists in a variety of formats, some obsolete and some new and ever-changing. The fact that it was a TSM archive and not just a backup probably added even more complexity to the recovery. TSM is not the only vendor who is making recovery from backup media more difficult. Every enterprise storage management system seems to have their own way of managing backups and archives. The situation becomes even more challenging with the implementation of compression and hierarchical management schemes to more efficiently utilize media. Backup media will continue to be a challenge and the computer forensic community needs to be ready to deal with it.
Comment on RAID5 backup, why bother? by BBG
25 Jun 2010 | 3:53 am
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Comment on Data migration and the curse of multiplexed NetBackup by Christopher Rydell
18 May 2010 | 10:42 pm
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Comment on Data migration and the curse of multiplexed NetBackup by Steven
15 Mar 2010 | 9:42 am
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