data recovering in EXT3

Keld Jørn Simonsen keld at
Fri Jul 28 06:30:53 UTC 2006

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 07:27:11PM -0500, Dmitry Bandurin wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?
> I have used debugfs, it produced following, if it helps:
> debugfs:  open -f -w /dev/sdb1
> debugfs:  features
> Filesystem features: has_journal resize_inode filetype needs_recovery
> sparse_super large_file

You could look at my patched version of debugfs -

Best regards

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