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jayakrishnan 03-22-2002 02:48 AM

Frontend for recovering deleted files from ext3 filesystem
 
Hello

Is there any good frontend for recovering deleted files from ext3 filesystem.

regards
jayakrishnan

bhardwaj 12-16-2004 11:43 AM

i dont feel it can be done. if anyone can suggest anything, i will also be highly glad to get information.

Tinkster 12-16-2004 01:06 PM

My understanding is that the undelete (stand-alone) tool
for ext2 and in mc don't work with ext3.


Cheers,
Tink

Maqo 12-16-2004 02:21 PM

J, unfortunately you can't!

This is what one of the developers, Andreas Dilger, said about it:

"In order to ensure that ext3 can safely resume an unlink after a crash, it actually zeros out the block pointers in the inode, whereas ext2 just marks these blocks as unused in the block bitmaps and marks the inode as "deleted" and leaves the block pointers alone."

Your only hope is to "grep" for parts of your files that have been deleted and hope for the best.


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