When a Cleric spontaneously casts a Cure Light Wounds spell, will a Pearl of Power recover the original spell or Cure Light Wounds?

Assume a cleric has converted one of their first level spells into cure light wounds, and it was the only spell they have expended. When they use the pearl of power to recover the spell, what is recovered: the original spell, or the cure light wounds?

photorec photo recovery software not seeing my mounted filesystem – trying to use photorec to recover lost jpegs

What is my situation?

I am working in a Dev Ops capacity for a service that manages jpeg files online. We had an unfortunate deploy and our media files (jpegs) are completely gone. I anticipate that our loss is probably simple and may be recoverable. I think somehow that the directory that contains the sub-directories that have our jpeg files was unlinked. If this is the case, we should be able to recover them.

What I have done so far and where we are hosted — details

I realized the loss almost right away and fortunately we did not have any users online at that moment. I stopped our service and brought down our server. I did that to prevent any more writes to the filesystem figuring that avoiding writes was essential to file recovery.

We are running Ubuntu 16.04 in DigitalOcean. I have brought the server back up using DigitalOcean’s recovery mode. This permits one to mount the filesystem of the given virtual host without running the virtual host and without running the services one has on the virtual host. This should be sufficient and correct for performing any form of recovery.

I need some where to write data for recovery. To that end, I have another server in DigitalOcean in the same data center (SFO1 unfortunately). I have mounted that host’s filesystem using sshfs. I should be able to write any recovery data from my virtual host’s filesystem (which is in recovery mode) to this other host via sshfs.

I selected the following utility to execute my recovery: PhotoRec

That utility is actually two utilities — PhotoRec and TestDisk.

The filesystem of the host we wish to recover is ext4. PhotoRec supports ext4. TestDisk may not support ext4. That’s okay, according to the documentation if the data is still there and largely uncorrupted, then we should be able to recover it with PhotoRec.

Here is the output of when I run df -Th — as you can see the filesystem I wish to recover is /dev/vda1 it is of type ext4 and mounted via /mnt . I installed photorec in /lib/live/mount/overlay which is the tmpfs . I have mounted another host via sshfs within the same datacenter to put any recovered data on:

root@xxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx:~# df -Th Filesystem             Type        Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev                   devtmpfs    7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev tmpfs                  tmpfs       1.6G  6.2M  1.6G   1% /run /dev/sr0               iso9660     251M  251M     0 100% /lib/live/mount/medium /dev/loop0             squashfs    220M  220M     0 100% /lib/live/mount/rootfs/rescue_rootfs.squashfs tmpfs                  tmpfs       7.9G   14M  7.9G   1% /lib/live/mount/overlay overlay                overlay     7.9G   78M  7.8G   1% / tmpfs                  tmpfs       7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /dev/shm tmpfs                  tmpfs       5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock tmpfs                  tmpfs       7.9G     0  7.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs                  tmpfs       1.6G     0  1.6G   0% /run/user/0 root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/ fuse.sshfs  311G   13G  298G   5% /mnt2/xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx /dev/vda1              ext4        311G   41G  270G  14% /mnt  

When I run photorec it only sees:

>Disk /dev/sr0 - 252 MB / 250 MiB (RO) - QEMU DVD-ROM 

It does not see my filesystem that I want to execute recovery on at all. That is:

/dev/vda1              ext4        311G   41G  270G  14% /mnt 

I have tried this with my filesystem mounted because that seems right to me. However, we did find in some online documentation that some file recovery tools require file systems to not be mounted (which seems weird to me – how is that supposed to work). So I tried executing it unmounted but same thing: it only sees:

>Disk /dev/sr0 - 252 MB / 250 MiB (RO) - QEMU DVD-ROM 

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding getting photorec to see my filesystem:

/dev/vda1              ext4        311G   41G  270G  14% /mnt 

I do have some backups, but unfortunately, I have about seven days worth of unbacked up photos. We could in theory live without them and reach out to our clients and get data from them and reprocess and repost it. But it would be ideal, if I could with just a few clicks of some buttons, get back this data that is likely still un the filesystem just unreachable.

Help using photorec for this purpose wouold be ideal as would any other suggestions regarding how to recover my lost/missing files.


Lost all Chrome settings, bookmarks, tabs, passwords on crash. Any way to recover?

I was working on my Macbook Pro when Chrome was unresponsive.

I closed and re-opened it. When it came up, it asked if I wanted to restore my tabs from before, which I clicked “Restore”. Again, it was unresponsive, so I restarted my laptop.

However, after restarting my laptop, I seemed to have lost all my bookmarks, settings, plugins, etc.

Is there any way for me to recover everything, or at least my bookmarks? I assume the files or backup file is somewhere on my laptop in one of those hidden directories.

Is there any hope to recover my wallet?

I tried to login to my Bitcoin wallet. I use the one at blockchain.com. I received the authorization email but it wouldn’t let me in after authorizing.

There is the trouble logging in page. I was pretty sure I had the correct password, because I had it stored on a file.

I sent for an email reminder of my wallet identifier. They sent me an email with two identifiers created back in 2013 on the same day. I never paid much attention to it, because my iPhone auto filled the identifier.

I tried both identifiers with my password and still couldn’t get in. I entered my 12 word passphrase but it said it was invalid. That is here: https://login.blockchain.com/#/recover

However if I enter my passphrase here:

https://login.blockchain.com/wallet/forgot-password It accepts my passphrase and shows the password I know is correct.

I have contacted support but they haven’t replied to my reply to my original request.

Has anyone else had a similar problem Id there a solution? I have about 1.2 Bitcoins in that wallet which is a lot of money to me. I am feeling sick to my stomach over this.

Recover files after Ubuntu Installation

Due to some problems, I tried installing Ubuntu in my machine. But accidentally I installed it in the same partition where my earlier installation was. My data was inside the home directory in the same partition. So all got wiped. Is there any way to recover the data? I am trying to use Testdisk. It is analyzing the disk for several hours. I am not sure how to use it properly. Is it the right tool? Or should I try any other tool?

Help recover data from hard drive that has input/output errors

Here goes, and please bare with me, as what I’m about to explain is and can be confusing.

I was cleaning out some old hard drivers using a tool provided by Seagate Seatool. I used the erase function and in the middle of it, I realized I was deleting my external 6TB drive (Also a Seagate). NOOOO< I panicked and cancelled/disconnected the drive.

Now the drive is not mounting at all, unable to initialize due to cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors.

I’ve tried using Test disk, Fdisk, fixntfs and fsck to no avail in Ubuntu and gparted live boots.

I can’t use Chkdsk in windows because no partition, and can’t create partition because can’t initialize.

Can’t scan for data… I’m stuck and baffled at my stupidity but would like to recover my data if at all possible.

Any guidance much appreciated. I am asking in Ubuntu forum as I read that Linux tools might be my best option.