[TriLUG] file recovery utility for ext2?
daniel.monjar at na.biomerieux.com
Thu Oct 9 11:25:22 EDT 2003
--On Thursday, October 09, 2003 07:53:22 AM -0400 "Robert P. J. Day"
<rpjday at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Sinner from the Prairy wrote:
>> On Thursday 09 October 2003 03:26 am, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> > so you could always transform the filesystem back to ext2 with
>> > the "tune2fs" command.
>> But deleted files would remain undeleted.
> i wasn't suggesting that simply changing the filesystem back to
> ext2 would recover deleted files. i was responding to the point
> that a number of the file undeletion utilities work only on ext2,
> not ext3. so, as a first step, converting back to ext2 would at
> least allow someone to try those utilities.
but if this conversion was anything more than just flipping a flag
somewhere, in other words it actually moved data around, I would imagine
the data belonging to the deleted file would get hosed. for that matter,
if the systems has remained active while we've been having this discussion
what are the chances that the disk sectors holding the data have already
IS Manager, Technical Services
Durham, NC US
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