[dm-crypt] Data recovery recomendations needed

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue Apr 21 20:49:15 CEST 2015

Data recovery people have the sector-checksums the disk does. 
For a (potentially very expensive) file-level recovery, you 
just provide the passprase to them, at least the competent ones
will be able to handle LUKS.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:34:56 CEST, Sven Eschenberg wrote:
> Hio David,
> Well, if they can not see the files, they can hardly verify the disk and
> data is readable (well they only can to a limited extent).
> Anyway, I remember that i.e. Kroll Ontrack DID offer quite a variety of
> options back in the days. They would either send the 'repaired' drive back
> but without any guarantee on how long it might be working outside their
> lab or they would offer a sector by sector copy of what the disk spits
> out. There's no guarantee whatsoever that sectors are not corrupted
> (obviously).
> Regards
> -Sven
> On Tue, April 21, 2015 06:38, David Backer wrote:
> > My question was, How do I get data off the broken drive
> > if the data recovery people will not take it because it has
> > encryption?
> > Do you know of any that would?
> > Even if they just copied off the raw sectors, I could use
> > them to recover the data if I moved it to a new drive
> > provided that the LVM info and the LUKS headers are intact
> > right?
> >
> > Thanks again, David
> >
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