Eric Sandeen schrieb:
Jan Dittmer wrote:
Are there utilities for xfs which are able to ls and
cp from an _unmounted_ xfs volume? I fear that by
mounting the volume - even ro - I would lose even more
Or can I achieve such an effect with other xfs related
Mounting ro should be fine - if you also mount with "norecovery" then
truly no IO should happen. If you're really paranoid, find a utility to
mark the block device itself as read-only, then you've taken it out of
the filesystem's hands completely.
Thanks for the suggestions. Meanwhile I found the norecovery option
myself and got most of my data back. Strangely enough I had one top
directory missing on one mount attempt (only ro option) and it appeared
again on the next attempt (ro + norecovery).
You could also try xfs_copy, it makes a copy of the filesystem and works
on the underlying device, with the filesystem unmounted. There's a man
page for it.
Is there any difference to using dd when the destination is no xfs
filesystem? And if I read the description correctly it does not allow
to copy individual files?