Von: firstname.lastname@example.org im Auftrag von Karol Babioch
Gesendet: Sa 12/10/2011 13:15
An: General Discussion about Arch Linux
Betreff: Re: [arch-general] partition sizes and filesystems (Re: Install Arch instages?)
Am 10.12.2011 06:07, schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
> Since I lost data, I got the impression that tools such as extundelete don't work proper to recover deleted data from ext4. I switched back to ext3, while I'm unsure that the tools would work better, the Internet information, perhaps outdated, claims that recovering data from ext3 would be more safe using several tools.
According to the website of extundelete it does also support ext4. But
you can't judge a filesystem by some tools, which claim to do some sort
of undeleting, can you?
If you loose data on a regular basis that way, you're definitely doing
something wrong. Get some sort of automated backup solution and don't
delete files you could have a need for in the future
The backups accidently are deleted, after that I directly remounted to read only, hence the data shouldn't be lost. Accidents can happen. ASAP I'll learn more about ext4 and I'll try some other tools, but if needed using a disc editor/monitor. This was the only hard accident in around 20 years of using computers. Bad luck for me. If it would have happened for my Atari's SCSI drive, a tool would have been able to recover the deleted data. What I lost were most of my important backups, when I tried to recover a Linux, so indeed, I should have made backups of the backups. Anyway, it was an accident and you should chose a FS that can be recovered. I already used several tools that claim to be able to recover ext4. Google and you'll see that it's a known issue. You can't expect that accidents never will happen. Accidents happen.