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Old 04-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #16
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I tried to go into the red folder (deleted folder) but it would not allow me to. I did press c to copy and it just copied over a filename of the deleted directory with no data.

I must be missing something if this program has great success
What happened when you tried to open the folder? Did you try with different folders? When I used testdisk I could open the deleted folders (just press Enter) and see a list of files that could be restored. Maybe it's different when you have LVM? I haven't tried testdisk with that.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #17
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Yeah, youre right but the disk was 1tb and im trying to recover +800GB.

I tried extundelete and when I would run extundelete /dev/sda2 --restore-all (sda2 is an lvm) i get an error regarding "bad magic number". Is that something i can fix to get extundelete to work?
Would it be that you have the drive # wrong? After making this statement.
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i was afraid that was going to be my only option. Another forehead flicker was it was my backup i oof'd up. i was in the middle of rebuilding when i realized i rm * my ext hdd. I know I know i should slap myself ..and i did.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 01:34 AM   #18
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You should at least know that if the inodes are already gone, recovering large files would be difficult. You'll probably recover segments of those but hardly as a whole. Or if you're lucky some would be recovered completely if they were stored contiguously on the disk. Smaller files like images could be easier.
 
Old 04-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #19
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Thanks guys. Yeah i think i agree with konsolebox. I may have done too much damage to repair it. My newbie move got me and you guys are right i need to use rm almost never.

I tried hitting enter on the red labeled folders but i couldnt get into it. I must be doing it wrong or it just must be unrecoverable
 
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[...]I tried extundelete and when I would run extundelete /dev/sda2 --restore-all (sda2 is an lvm) i get an error regarding "bad magic number". Is that something i can fix to get extundelete to work?
I just noticed this. Your problem here is that this is the partition containing the volume group. (That's why there no "magic numbers" to be found on it.)

Try running the extundelete on the actual logical partition in /dev/mapper/....

If you actually let any "undelete" program write to /dev/sda2 your logical volumes will (most likely) be corrupted beyond recovery.

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:40 PM   #21
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I just noticed this. Your problem here is that this is the partition containing the volume group. (That's why there no "magic numbers" to be found on it.)

Try running the extundelete on the actual logical partition in /dev/mapper/....

If you actually let any "undelete" program write to /dev/sda2 your logical volumes will (most likely) be corrupted beyond recovery.
You know! I think this might work! It started recovering files but it stopped because it was saving on my thumb drive. I'm going to have to figure out how to specify a destination. Many many thanks! Ill post updates.
 
  


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