data recovering in EXT3

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at
Thu Jul 27 10:58:01 UTC 2006

On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 at 7:27pm, Dmitry Bandurin wrote

> We have run and stopped by chance command "fsck -y" on one of our raid disks
> (with ext3 file system). After that we have found that SOME files disappeared
> (they are not seen in the directories where they have been before).
> The data are extremely important and contain a lot of programs,
> scripts for some data analysis and very hard to recover by hands.
> I have run ''fsck -y" once more and it recovered just few files..
> Is there any way, any tool that would allow to recover the data?
> Probably there is some specific options for the recovery ralated with
> journaling in ext3?

Have you looked in the lost+found directory?  That's my only idea, other 
than recovering the files from your backups.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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