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Re: Restoring filenames from partly damaged ext4-filesystem

On Feb 9, 2012, at 11:29 AM, Rudolf Zran wrote:

> Hi everybody!
> I recently damaged an ext4 partition by accident (mistakenly forced
> a RAID sync with another partition onto it, which I realized after
> about 3% completion). As a result the beginning of the ext4 partition
> seems to be overwritten with garbage and refuses to mount.
> As you might guess, I'd now like to get as most of my data back (from
> the part which hasn't been overwritten, of course :)).
> Maybe somebody knows a good method to just "repair" the ext4-structure
> from the remaining part of the partition?\

Have you tried just simply running e2fsck, specifying an alternate superblock?

I'd do this by making a copy of the file system first, of course….

-- Ted

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