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Re: XFS data lost recover

To: Duarte Franco <duarte.franco@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: XFS data lost recover
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:30:57 -0500
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On 6/10/14, 2:23 PM, Duarte Franco wrote:
> Hi
> 
>  
> 
> I have a Linux RHEL 5.3 server with a XFS partition over lvm on an
> infortrend Fc storage.

> Recently we have a system failure that corrupt the XFS partition.
> After a xfs_restore the partition was recovered but the lost+found
> directory contain about 5.5TB of inode files. (almost the total size
> 7TB)
> 

presumably you mean xfs_repair?

lost+found/ is populated with files for which name data has been lost.
There is no great way to recover the names; if there were, xfs_repair
would do it.

> 
> After that the partitions were used to write a few more data, without
> any problem.
> 
> 
> 
> I would like to ask if there is any way to recover the files in
> lost+found directory? Do you have any service to recover these
> files?

The files themselves are not lost, but they have lost their names.

Depending on the data you have in the files, perhaps they are still
recognizable, and could be renamed back to their original locations
via script?

-Eric

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> Duarte Franco
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