[dm-crypt] Data recovery recomendations needed

David Christensen dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Tue Apr 21 05:45:31 CEST 2015


On 04/20/2015 08:18 PM, David Backer wrote:
> THIS IS NOT A USER ERROR OR LOST KEY POST.
...

So:

1.  The laptop HDD (presumably 2.5" SATA) has suffered a hardware 
failure.  It had one or more partitions with LUKS containers, and one or 
more had LVM.

2.  You have a backup of the data on another HDD (presumably 3.5" SATA) 
in your desktop computer.

3.  Your desktop motherboard has suffered a hardware failure.


I'd suggest:

1.  One or more of:

     a.  Get another motherboard (CPU and/or RAM) for your desktop and 
get your desktop working again.

     b.  Build another desktop/ workstation/ server and move the backup 
HDD into it.

     c.  Get a USB external enclosure for your backup HDD.

2.  Get another hard drive for your laptop, do a fresh install of your 
favorite OS (or restore an image), and restore your data.


David



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