We have an NSS4000 with a RAID5 array. We started a large CIFS file transfer to a windows 2003 server from a sharepoint this weekend ironiclly to back up the device and during the file scan process, we encountered communiction errors and the file transfer didn't even start. We could ping the device, but could not log into web admin or mount any shares. We pulled the power cord, put the usb boot drive in the back usb slot as usual and rebooted the device. The device booted up ok we can log into the web admin, the RAID5 array lists OK / healthy, but there are no volumes or shares. I found this post https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2114726 and thought it was like our case and: 1. backed up configuration 2. reset to factory 3. restored configuration 4. reset drives (when powered off) 5. looked over the fstab config files and the seem to have the right volume and shares listed, Above did not restore access to shares. After some addtional research, I found reference to shares going missing after improper shutdown, so we created a new volume on the healthly array with the exact same name as before and a single share with same name as before / rebooted. Not exactly sure this was the best idea since I'm not sure what creating a volume and a share might do to actual sectors on the array. The array lists 0% used, but the 1.36 array was almost full before this issue. Questions: 1. is there anything else we can try that is within the grasp of non linux experts? 2. any recommendations for data recovery companies expereinced with recovering data from these devices? 3. I have contacted http://www.securedatarecovery.com/ for a data recovery quote. Has anyone used them? Thanks for any input.
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Hello, we have a RV082 and have the DMZ option enable for a range of IPs within the same subnet of WAN IP and this works great. I have another range of Public IPs from our ISP that is not in the same subnet of the WAN IP and do not see a way on the RV082 to include this 2nd bank of Public IPs in the DMZ. Our ISP internet feed plugs into the RV082 WAN port and we have a switch pulgged into the DMZ port of the RV082 that is used to connect the public devices in the current DMZ. Both banks of Public IPs from our ISP come over via the ISP internet feed plugged into the WAN Port. My question is, if I cannot configure a DMZ rule to allow this 2nd range of Public IPs to "travel" to the RV082 DMZ port,does anyone have any ideas how I can do this without one-to-one NAT or port port forwarding? The device I am deploying needs to be at the border of our network (like in the DMZ) and have some ability to talk to a device on our LAN. Also, if this is just not possible on the RV082, we are also looking for recommendations for a new router. What is the next level up of Cisco routers that would be able to do something like this that would be "easy" for us to configure. I would want a GUI to configure firewall rules, etc as much as possible so the learning curve would be minimized. We are managing three public services (soon to be four), have 5 branch offices, soon to be VOIP / SIP with a Mitel border gateway device and main office and want to make some progress with VPN with branch offices.
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