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Old 03-10-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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Data loss on a FAT partition. What caused it?


Did you ever experience data loss on FAT32 partitions mounted onto a Linux system?

I discovered that contents of two critical directories on a FAT32 partition were wiped out. (Fortunately I have backups.)

If you believe that FAT partitions mounted on Linux are absolutely safe, then I'll try to recall if I did something wrong that caused it.

Please with me your experience.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 09:09 PM   #2
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Never had a problem with reading/writing to FAT32 myself. First thing that pops to mind is that the partition may not have been unmounted properly.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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as i looked into it, it became almost certain that some files were definitely removed by the system, not by me unintentionally.

i added a line to fstab to mount this FAT32 partition at startup. the line goes like this:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat auto,users,rw,umask=000 0 0

is there anything wrong in this line?
 
Old 03-10-2003, 09:42 PM   #4
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here's some more info on this data loss issue that i experienced:

i configured a virtual web directory on this FAT32 partition. is it possible that it's the web server who did the deletion?
 
  


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