[svlug] hard drive errors and now lost files with ext3fs
daevid at daevid.com
Tue Mar 26 13:01:18 PST 2002
i came home today to see that my (fairly stock) RH7.2 box was only
responding to pings and nothing else.
i rebooted and it made me fsck manually. i typed 'y' to all the prompts for
whacky inodes and stuff.
it "fixed" or "cleared" a lot of stuff and then rebooted and worked
however, some of my files are missing now. this is an ext3fs, and i guess i
was under the impression that the benefit of that was to prevent loss of
this magnitude. in fact, i can't ever recall loosing data when i used ext2fs
back with RH6 and things got screwy.
is there something i'm missing here? is there a 'lost+found' area that has
my files for recovery? is there a way to get them back? don't say check your
backups -- some of the files were created since the last backup last night.
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