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RE: UPDATE: low-level XFS drive recovery

To: Adam Milazzo <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: UPDATE: low-level XFS drive recovery
From: Stephen Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 24 Apr 2002 14:17:16 -0500
Cc: "'linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 2002-04-24 at 14:09, Adam Milazzo wrote:
> I will try that, but I'd like to note one thing. The drive actually had
> everything deleted with [essentially] 'rm -rf /mnt/drive/*'. It's not
> corrupt (just deleted), and I think mounting it might show that it's just
> plain empty. I know that there is no undelete capability designed into XFS,
> but I think that my case might be special enough (more information in my
> original post, far below) that the data could be recovered. The two options
> that I can see are to try and recover the directory information, or to do a
> raw scan of the entire disk and try to find the files based on their
> headers. One or both of these might be completely infeasible, depending upon
> how files are stored. Given that you know a lot about the details of XFS (of
> course), I would appreciate it if you could answer the questions I
> originally posted. That might help me decide which option to concentrate my
> efforts upon. To save you from having to scroll down (though there is still
> relevant information in my original post), I'll reproduce the important bits
> here:

Well, durrrr!! doing too many things at once. Yes, you deleted it all,
so none of this will help. Sorry about that.


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