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Old 07-16-2009, 04:38 AM   #1
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Datarecovery on encrypted LVM ext3 with bad superblocks

Hello everyone

This is my first time, so please be gentle..

By mistake i removed a directory yesterday and have spent quite some time trying to figure out how - if possible - to recover.

My system is Fedora 11 (upgraded from 10->11), running on a laptop, with default (LVM) partion layout and luks encryption..

On the list of what I've tried is
lsof: which by simple grep doesn't seem to know anything about my missing directory

debugfs: which fails due to bad superblock

ext3grep: which also fails due to bad superblock

If anyone has any suggestions on what to do *please* let me know. I'm rather familiar with linux on a general level, but not with the file system hardware low level-stuff. :/

Will it affect my chances of recovery to try to use fsck to fix the bad superblocks?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:05 AM   #3
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Unfortunately no luck with that one either (it didn't fail due to the superblock errors but didn't seem to know anything about it.

I think I'll give up, start reconstructing the content of the dir and take backups.. :/

But thanks.


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