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Old 08-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Is my HD partition is failed or not? Is fsck command line is right one to help me?


Hello,

I performed some backups on a Ext3 partition that I access both with Windows Vista with Ext2fsd driver and with linux distro who come with my backup software (Acronis True Image Home 10). I got some errors message when I try to backup it. The error message I got is :

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Failed to backup file or folder 'E:\donnees\data'. Specified file does not exist. (0x40011) Tag = 0x8E859EE5CE9A23CC: Retry/Ignore/Cancel
I remembered I showed some particular trouble messages while Ubuntu 10.4 started up. I didn't remember the exact message and I can't reproduce it because my Ubuntu doesn't want to boot with desktop window. I just can access Ubuntu in command line safe mode.

My first attempt was to check if the problem was the Ext2Fsd driver I use. I try to backup another Linux Ext3 partition data I have and I met no problem.

Then, I made a surface test on my partition with Partition Table Doctor (a Windows program). It found no bad sector.

Then, I attempted to check the integrity of my Linux partitions with Ubuntu command line. I check it with
Code:
fsck.ext3 -pvf /dev/sdaX
where 'X' is the number of my Linux partition on my HD. I found these messages:

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Non-contiguous files on /dev/sda3, /dev/sda4, /dev/sda5.
...
Barriers not enabled.
Updating bad block inode
(badblock: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!)
(badblock: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!)

37140 inodes used (0.82%)
468 non-contiguous files (1.3%)
15 non-contiguous directories (0.0%)
i-node with blocks ind/dind/tind: 5633/484/0
11542903 blocks used (63.92%)
0 bad blocks
3 large files
33516 regular files
3615 directories
0 caracter device files
0 block device files
0 fifos
0 links
0 symbolic links (0 fast symbolic links)
0 sockets
I'm not a real newbie in Linux, but I'm a newbie in Linux file system. I don't understand all these informations. Is my HD have problem? How to fix it (It seems me that my last command should fix it...)?

I appreciate if someone can give some hints to understand fsck command output and tell me where I need to look for.

Best regards
 
Old 08-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Hard to answer without knowing what the context of the folder is. Is this a folder mounted in Windows and you're running the backup in Windows? Which file in particular does "not exist"? I personally would not rely on a Windows driver to access Linux partitions, I would use NTFS partitions and rely on Linux for access, I think it would be more foolproof.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #3
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i was under the impression that "Ext2fsd " was READ ONLY from windows

until Microsoft ACTIVELY supports non Microsoft partition formats ( do not hold your breath )
i would use a Microsoft patented format for Microsoft backups

every major distro now has NTFS-3g installed
and can read and write to the MS NTFS format

as to partitioning
save your cash$$$
Gparted

a free tool is one of the BEST out there
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Last edited by John VV; 08-14-2012 at 01:08 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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Is my HD partition is failed or not? Is fsck command line is right for me? [SOLVE]

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
i was under the impression that "Ext2fsd " was READ ONLY from windows

until Microsoft ACTIVELY supports non Microsoft partition formats ( do not hold your breath )
i would use a Microsoft patented format for Microsoft backups

every major distro now has NTFS-3g installed
and can read and write to the MS NTFS format

as to partitioning
save your cash$$$
Gparted

a free tool is one of the BEST out there
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
As suggested, I backuped my Ext3 partition with tar command line. I reformated this partition with Gparted as NTFS type. I reinstalled my data. I took a backup in Windows with my backup software and now, everything is fine!

Thanks you
 
  


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