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Re: Data loss



"Stephen C. Tweedie" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 10:46, Francesco Pirozzi wrote:
>
> > it happened with my RH73 that the same partition (ext3 fs, of course) was mounted
> > onto
> > two different mount points ( "/" and "/mnt/removable" respectively) and a copy of
> > files
> > from one path to another (e.g. "cp /opt/myfile /mnt/removable/opt) reveiled to be
> > an overwriting procedure. Now I have 0 byte size files on /mnt/removable (aka "/")
> > partition and I wonder whether is possible to retrieve - at least - parts of the
> > data blocks.
>
> > I have two questions for you:
> > 1. do you think the data are still present somewhere in the disk?
>
> Yes, it should be.
>
> > 2. Is in the world any procedure to allow to put all the pieces of the puzzle (I
> > mean the data
> > blocks) together again?
>
> Nothing other than manual hunting for the data with a tool like lde, I'm
> afraid (unless you've got a backup!)
>
> Cheers,
>  Stephen
>
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Actually, lde is the tool I'm using and I'm looking for a command-line procedure
to search throughout the fs in order to find all the data blocks that are not just
filled with zeros.
Can you suggest me any, please?

Thank you.







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