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Re: SGI Version 1 XFS on Linux

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Subject: Re: SGI Version 1 XFS on Linux
From: Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 12:24:41 +0200
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Le Wed, 6 May 2015 15:12:59 +0000
"Scott, Edmund J @ SSG - Link" <edmund.scott@xxxxxxxxxx> Ãcrivait:

> Hi,
> We have several older SGI hard drives we are trying to recover data
> from. However, since these drives came from an SGI Onyx running IRIX
> 6.2, it uses the older version 1 XFS file system. I can see the SCSI
> drive on my Linux box (CentOS 5.11) and I know data is on the drive,
> I can list out some of the info using dd, cpio or strings, but cannot
> copy the data off of it. I have tried using xfs_copy to a version 2
> XFS partition, but it just converts the target partition to version
> 1, which I cannot mount. I have also looked at xfs_dump/restore, but
> those require mounted filesystems.
> Is there any script or program or option I can use to copy the data
> off of the un-mounted SGI XFS partition. I'm guessing some
> combination of the cpio and dd, but I have not figured out the right
> combination yet.

Alternatively if you can't find a solution and the data isn't
particularly confidential, I have an Octane and an Indy lying around and
a couple of 9GB drives that fit inside, so I could restore a disk image
or xfs_dump if you can publish it somewhere.

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