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Old 07-22-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Recover files from XFS partition


I had my main storage drive mounted in two locations: one was a regular directory, and the other was under another user's home directory (so that that user could access the storage files without having access to the entire system). Unfortunately I'd set this up about a month ago and without thinking today went in and decided to remove that old user from the system as they weren't using it anymore. All of a sudden my entire storage drive was erased!

I'm running SUSE 10.1 and the storage drive was XFS. From the quick checking that I've been doing online everyone seems to think that recovering anything from XFS is near impossible, but I'm hoping that's not the case! Immediately after the files disappeared I unmounted the drive to prevent anything else from accessing or writing any data/etc to it, so I know that nothing else has been written back to the disk to replace the data that was there...

Does anyone have any ideas??
 
Old 07-22-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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You could try a tool like PhotoRec, which, despite its name, can recover more than just Photos. Complete recovery, however, is highly unlikely.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:18 AM   #3
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Hi,

the program is actually working fairly well, the problem is all my ID3 tags and file names are gone for my mp3s! This means Ill have to manually rename ever one of the 3000 of them !

Any ideas on how to recover the tags as well ?

Chris
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:25 AM   #4
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The ID3 tags should've been recovered along with the files. Have you tried running mp3info against the files?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:38 AM   #5
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Yes I have.

It reports them having to tags.

Also many files are being recovered chopped.

Thanks
C.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:47 AM   #6
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If the files are chopped, that indicates that Photorec was only able to recover parts of the files. Because ID3 tags are at the end of an MP3, it is one of the most likely things to be lost.
 
  


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