Hi, After panic boot, I have executed fsck for the mount point and we couldn't find a single file. We have lot of directories under lost+found like this #3194985. Can anyone tell me how to recover the data from this folder? This is urgent. Thanks in advance for your help. Regards Kapil Sampath "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" - Thomas Edison -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://listman.redhat.com/archives/ext3-users/attachments/20050811/b688c6ba/attachment.htm>
On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, kapil.sampath at wipro.com wrote:> After panic boot, I have executed fsck for the mount point and we > couldn't find a single file. We have lot of directories under lost+found > like this #3194985. > > Can anyone tell me how to recover the data from this folder? This is > urgent.I'm not sure I understand... are there files in those directories? If so, then just move the directories out of lost+found, and give them reasonable names, and you're done. This is what usually happens. If the directories are all empty, then you have a much more serious problem. Do you have backups? Damian Menscher -- -=#| Physics Grad Student & SysAdmin @ U Illinois Urbana-Champaign |#=- -=#| 488 LLP, 1110 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801 Ofc:(217)333-0038 |#=- -=#| 4602 Beckman, VMIL/MS, Imaging Technology Group:(217)244-3074 |#=- -=#| <menscher at uiuc.edu> www.uiuc.edu/~menscher/ Fax:(217)333-9819 |#=- -=#| The above opinions are not necessarily those of my employers. |#=-
Hi, On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 09:56, kapil.sampath at wipro.com wrote:> After panic boot, I have executed fsck for the mount point and we > couldn?t find a single file. We have lot of directories under > lost+found like this #3194985.> Can anyone tell me how to recover the data from this folder? This is > urgent.It sounds like the root directory of your filesystem was lost. What happens then is that a new root and /lost+found directory will be created, and all inodes in the system which could be found will have been relinked into the new /lost+found. So you'll have lost the names of a lot of files, but their contents may still be intact. And as long as the subdirectories under / were not lost, they will also still be intact, so any files beneath them will still have the correct filenames, in subdirs of /lost+found. Basically you'll just have to go through the files and directories in /lost+found renaming them back to their correct filenames. That will involve manually examining their contents to work out where in the recreated root directory to rename them to. Cheers, Stephen
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