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Re: [Libguestfs] Libguestfs question

Sorry Richard, I'll explain.
As the wikipedia page says[1], "File carving is the process of reassembling computer files from fragments in the absence of filesystem metadata. The carving process makes use of knowledge of common file structures, information contained in files, and heuristics regarding how filesystems fragment data. Fusing these three sources of information, a file carving system infers which fragments belong together."

I'm also interested in finding deleted files: I don't know how vmware handles filesystem inodes, and if I can recover deleted files.

2012/3/14 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com>
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On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 12:08:52PM +0100, Davide Barbato wrote:
> I would ask you a question: there are any possibilities to do a file
> carving on those image? I know, you lib is an "userspace" utility,
> and you take only a logical "screenshot" of the files, but I think
> maybe you can share with me some your considerations about that (I
> think you made yourself the same question).

I'm afraid I don't understand the question.  What is a 'file carving'?
A snapshot?


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