Ext3 problem

Eric Sandeen sandeen at redhat.com
Sat Jul 12 23:30:57 UTC 2008

Iskandar Prins wrote:
> Hey All,
> I have a serious and weird problem with my harddrive and ext3. About a
> week ago I re-arranged my entire directory structure. I moved, deleted,
> renamed files and dirs. I did some reboots and shutdowns in the mean
> time. And all was fine, up until now.
> At the moment I'm looking at the filesystem (onto which I made those
> changed last week) , but it seems I'm looking at the filesystem from a
> month ago ( june 20th).  
> Now I have a couple of questions:
> - How could this have happened?

No idea.

> - Is this a journaling problem? 

It is, but...

> If so, how can I fix this and get the
> filesystem back from july 12th instead of looking at the filesystem how
> it was on june 20th.

... that's not what journaling does I'm afraid.

> I did a fsck/e2fsck on the umounted devs and they can't get any cleaner.

I don't suppose you changed hard drives and you're looking at the old
one? :)


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