How to recover your files on Windows Linux KVM VPS

This is a tutorial on how to recover your files on Windows & Linux KVM VPS on.

First need that you need to do is enable Rescue Mode from panel in your Client Area

Next it will ask you for a password for the rescue mode, you can enter any password you want which you will need later on to log in to your VPS.

After some time your VPS will be put in rescue mode and it display an information sign at the top of your Client Panel.

Now you should be able to SSH to your server or at least use the VNC console to get to the command prompt where you can login with username “root” and the password you entered before enabling the Rescue Mode.

After you have sucessfully logged in to your VPS Rescue Mode you need to check what is the name of your main partition by running the command : fdisk -l

The command will display your partition table as shown in the example below :

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1            2048    20000767     9999360   83  Linux
/dev/sda2        20002814   478001151   228999169    5  Extended
/dev/sda3   *   478001152   622532607    72265728    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4       622532608   625141759     1304576   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda5        20002816   478001151   228999168   83  Linux

Here we can see that SDA3 is our NTFS Windows partition.

The next step is to mount that partition by running the mount command :

mount -o ro /dev/sda3 /mnt

This will mount the Windows Partition in read only mode in the /mnt folder.

Now you can SFTP to your VPS and navigate to /mnt folder ( or any other folder you have mounted your partition ) to create backup of any files you might have.

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