e2fsck hangs while recovering journal

Kevin Shanahan kmshanah at ucwb.org.au
Mon Aug 16 00:50:27 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 20:23, evilninja wrote:
> Kevin Shanahan wrote:
> > Anyway, I'm kind of stuck. Can anyone give me any clues as to how I can
> > get this filesystem mounted for long enough to try and recover some
> > data?
> as always: try to bypass the fs first and get the data to working disk.
> "dd" or even better "dd_rescue" seem to be the tools of choice here.
> then, after copying the data to file, you can try "fsck" on this file
> and see, what it gives. this way you don't have to deal with hardware
> errors while recovering.

Thanks, this sounds like exactly what I need - apart from more frequent
backups 8). I'll try it out when my replacement drive arrives.


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