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Old 06-06-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Create a samba share for lost+found


If i create a samba share to one of my lost+found folders so i can copy stuff to somewhere else, will that cause a problem? I'm thinking not, but since its a special folder wanted to make sure.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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I can't imagine any situation in which that would be a good idea, but I suppose you could if you wanted to.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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There is no reason not too - but why would you want to?

This directory would store recovery data in the case of an unplanned/forced shutdown - so if the OS is not bootable, boot into rescue mode or mount your OS via a live CD; and restore your data.

Can you explain your logic behind this?
 
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I had an aborted journal and e2fsck was ran before the journal was dropped, and now i have 17GB worth of what's probably mostly JPGs in various folders with names of the inodes they came from i believe. Since i only have CLI access to the server, i was going to share the lost+found then copy all the lost+found contents to my windows machine with the GUI to try to sort through them and see if i can usefully recover anything to where it actually belongs. You guys understand now?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:04 PM   #5
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Also, my OS is bootable now, i'm more just trying to see if i can put some of that data back to where it properly belongs. which seems like there's no good way to do it other than going through each thing one by one and trying to find the proper home for it now.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:09 PM   #6
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You don't need to samba mount it to do that.

If you have SSH access to that machine; you can use a tool such as WinSCP (free) and connect securely to the machine via a "GUI" interface. Then you can browse your lost+found directory and move back/forth whatever you wish to move.

Would be easier to configure than a samba share as well
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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cool, thanks. didn't know about WinSCP, i'll have to check it out.
 
  


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