XFS data recovery
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Tony Yarusso <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
So, a friend of mine did an accidental rm on ALL of /var on a system.
We're wondering what our options are for getting that data back. *He
ctrl-Cd the deletion partway through when he realized what happened,
and shut off the system. */var was its own partition, formatted as XFS
on top of LVM2 spanning two drives. *Each drive is 250GB, for 500GB
total system capacity. */var was half of that, 250GB (but using both
drives via LVM). *Only about 500MB was used space. *Ideas?
Have you installed xfsprogs?
There might be a very small chance of recovering your data (Even though you have deleted it, using rm). I think that on Linux file-systems, data is only overwritten (that sector of the hard disk is not zeroed until you expressly do it). Please look for a recovery process (search google) using xfsprogs. Might work. (You would care about this only if you don't have a backup -- cuz if you have one, you have an easier and a faster option).
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