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Re: file recovery - urgent

On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 09:39:42PM +0100, Micha wrote:
> I'll see if i can find magicrescue on knoppix 5.1 dvd

it's in Etch, anyway. 

> until tomorrow it seems, low bandwidth since the

meanwhile you may want to read about it:


> or maybe i'll find a suitable recovery cd, i'll start

check http://www.linux-live.org/ for recue CD/USB as small as ~40MB.

> I still hope to find a tool which can recover a 
> complete folder hierarchy, but honestly, i doubt it...

eh, you're out of luck, indeed:

Quoting the Ext3 FAQ:

"Q: How can I recover (undelete) deleted files from my ext3 partition?

A: Actually, you can't! This is what one of the developers, Andreas Dilger, said about it:

In order to ensure that ext3 can safely resume an unlink after a crash, it actually zeros out the block pointers in the inode, whereas ext2 just marks these blocks as unused in the block bitmaps and marks he inode as 'deleted' and leaves the block pointers alone. Your only hope is to 'grep' for parts of your files that have been deleted and hope for the best."

> on my PC,  a backup is no problem at all.  
> Hmpf... what a statement, right now :|

lol ... we all wake up when we get kicked in the ... ;) 
and that's just matter of time.


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