- Moodle 1.9.7
- MSSQL 2005
- Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise
But our server is not working. Not at all booting.
Trying to recover the files by using live CD.
What I can do?
You are going to need the entire moodledata folder and the database. With those two, you can build again.
Alternatively, if you were doing course backups, find those backup files and use them to rebuild the site.
If you're server is completely broken and you have no backups... you just found out why it is vital to take backups.
At the very least try to recover the 'moodledata' files area and the database data. I've no idea if/how you can recover MSSQL data at disk level but I'm sure Google will know. That's if you can get to the point of being able to read the disk, of course.
Do you mean the backups were in the server it was backing up? They aren't backing up anything then!
If your question is how to recover data from a damaged server, then it is not a Moodle question.
The server is completely broken.
I can access the moodle folder and moodledata folder by using LIVE CD. I can make a copy of the folders.
Is this two folders are sufficient to recover the moodle site.
We used the moodle 1.9.7 and MSSQL 2005 on Windows 2003 R2
All products are not having support.
What should I do?
1. moodle folder
2. moodledata folder
3. a database dump
are the three things needed for the https://docs.moodle.org/19/en/Site_restore.
You have 1 & 2. No. 3 is still open. No, I don't know anything about MSSQL, to say whether one can extract a database dump purely from its files. You need a Microsoft expert, almost all who have replied are from the Unix/Linux world.
A database dump of MSSQL 2005 backup is not clear to me. Googled a lot but no success. All the three outdated now. Trying to create same setup in new server.
You need a specialist on Windows servers, who can start the MSSQL server from the files available in the disk.
Talking about the files, it is possible that your server is burnt but not the hard disk. Can't you fit that in to a new machine start it? Basically what Al Rachels said https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=377616#p1522594.
Again a Windows situation, in which I don't know the details.
I can create new server.
But I need all old content. It's true. For that only I am working
Me too new to the MSSQL environment.
The Disks are intact with content. I am working to recover it.
One desperation thing you might try, if you cannot get the OS to start up, is to remove the disk and add it to another computer with a compatible OS, as a secondary disk. You can then use windows explorer or other disk utilities to find your data folders, etc.
The HDD configured in RAID 1 and RAID 0
I can view the folders by using the Live CD
A quick google finds this:
The system database files for the database are stored in the users' local AppData path which is normally hidden. For example C:\Users\--user--\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server LocalDB\Instances\LocalDBApp1
I couldn't find such folders in the System. It is windows 2003 R2 server.
Having two numbers of Dell PowerEdge T610. Same configuration (Except memory capacity and OS)
One server running on Windows 2003 with 32 GB memory is not booting due to OS issue. This system having the LMS - Moodle (Moodle 1.9.7, PHP, IIS, MSSQL 2005). Configured with 5 250 HDD in RAID 1 and RAID 0. Legacy Booting
Tried with Linux Live CDs and Dell Support Live Image 2.0. I can see the HDDs with Live CDs.
The Other sever is running on Windows 2012 R2, 5 numbers of 250GB HDDs configured with RAID 5. UEFI Booting
Can I move the HDDs (RAID 1 and 0) to RAID 5 Server without any loss of data?
Both systems are having Integrated PERC 6i (perc 6/i integrated firmware)