[ILUG] Ext3 undeletion - its possible...
rory.browne at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 20:16:40 IST 2005
Maybe it's just me, but considering that there are online communities
set up because when they ask a question they are simply told to RTFM
or STFW, or some other 4lacf(4 letter acronym containing F), I think
that such responses should be discouraged.
I found conflicting information on the subject. I read one place that
ext3 files could be recovered using ext2 tools, and in others that it
may be placed in the lost+found directory. I also read what I quoted
saying that ext3 files couldn't be recovered.
You and I know how to sort out this information. We know which sources
are more likely to be more accurate than others. I have five years
experience using, researching, and interpreting answers to Linux-type
questions. You probably have something similar, or probably exceeding
this. Based on his/her name/email addr, I'm assuming that the OP
Then again, maybe it's just me, but I was a bit pissed after seeing
that reply. I see where you are coming from, but I think we should
afford beginners the benefit of the doubt. Then again maybe not.
On 9/2/05, Stephen Reilly <leydar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/09/05, Simon Kenyon <simon at koala.ie> wrote:
> > On Thursday 01 September 2005 19:14, Rory Browne wrote:
> > > This type of post is out of order. If you are going to play the
> > > justfuckinggoogle it card, then the least you can do is check google
> > > first to see if you find the answer you are looking for.
> > >
> > > FYI it seems that files on an ext3 fs cannot be undeleted. Check out
> > > http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/FAQs/ext3-faq.html
> I actually did, prior to posting. I found as the number one hit the
> faq which you quoted, having googled for undelete ext3. I also found
> and read through quite a few preambles concerning unmounting the
> filesystem and fiddling with various things to find the file if it
> still actually exists. Basically after uncovering a wealth of
> information on the topic via the first generic google search that came
> to mind I felt the instructions I gave were warranted. If the search
> had resulted in a wad of uninformed nonsence I would have distilled
> the findings for the benfit of the list. It was however fruitfull and
> relevant. Therefore encouraging the original poster to use google as
> an effective information retrieval utility I reckoned was in
> everyone's long term interest.
> By the way, Alan was involved in a similar discussion on the linux
> kernal list (google again :))
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