Photorec recover SPF files in chunks!?

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Photorec recover SPF files in chunks!?

#1 Post by damian123 » 05 Oct 2016, 21:27

I am trying to recover a deleted SPF ShadowProtect base image file, however, it seems that Photorec keeps splitting any spf file recovered into many smaller files with generic names like f3799855104.spf?
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#2 Post by cgrenier » 06 Oct 2016, 05:44

Can you send me a SPF file sample ? (an original one, not one recovered by PhotoRec)
In the mean time, try TestDisk, Advanced, Undelete.

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#3 Post by damian123 » 06 Oct 2016, 15:00

Yes i can send it to you, how should i send it? Do you have a link to those options and is it FREE?
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Re: Photorec recover SPF files in chunks!?

#4 Post by damian123 » 10 Oct 2016, 17:20

My issue is that when you run testdisk or undelete i can't select my QNAP since it is network attached or USB it doesn't show up in the list. How should i send you a sample SPF?

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#5 Post by cgrenier » 12 Oct 2016, 15:50

TestDisk is free. You can share the SPF file using google drive by example.

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#6 Post by damian123 » 12 Oct 2016, 16:48

When i run testdisk it doesn't allow me to select the network QNAP only lists local drives?

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#7 Post by cgrenier » 12 Oct 2016, 17:10

Data recovery software (testdisk, photorec and others) can only works with DAS, SAN but not with NAS.
Read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf "Storage: can I repair it or recover data from it ?" for more details

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Re: Photorec recover SPF files in chunks!?

#8 Post by damian123 » 12 Oct 2016, 18:02

Ok, i am running testdisk_static from the QNAP after I SSH'd into it like when i did PhotoRec.
I selected the disk dev/md1 partition
I selected NONE partition media
It's running now.
Also, the SPF sample i have to send to you is 32GB so I am trying to find a way to get it to you.

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#9 Post by damian123 » 26 Oct 2016, 16:12

cgrenier wrote:Data recovery software (testdisk, photorec and others) can only works with DAS, SAN but not with NAS.
Read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf "Storage: can I repair it or recover data from it ?" for more details
I ran the Testdisk and got the following message: No space left for the file image.

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Re: Photorec recover SPF files in chunks!?

#10 Post by cgrenier » 27 Oct 2016, 07:26

You need to have 32GB of free space to create a disk image of a 32GB disk...

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