Deleted lots of work from harddisk
Posted by alecs1 pe 2009-02-10
Well, it happened.
I deleted by mistake a directory containing source that did not have back-ups. Then I restored it with git clone, but this was an old version, 4 days old or something like that. The I killed X, unmounted the partition, and did:
reiserfsck –rebuild-tree -S -l /root/recovery.log /dev/sda2 .I stopped it believing it takes too long with -S then
reiserfsck –rebuild-tree -l /root/recovery.log /dev/sda2 .I stopped it realizing that what I actually need it the original command.
reiserfsck –rebuild-tree -S -l /root/recovery.log /dev/sda2
Now most of the files I touched in the last hours/days are corrupted. While originally I only lost 2 source files, which I could probably rewrite in maybe less than 3 hours, now I lost the whole project. I can’t even do a git clone, .git is corrupted too. No more project to submit a homework. So I guess many of my files are now screwed. Some of them are confirmed to be destroyed:
-text files I edited last hours.
-half of kde programs configuration
I hope I won’t realize many more are gone. The fact that .git is corrupted is a strong indicator that not only the files edited in the last hours are gone. My last back-up was one month ago.
The lost+found directoy, which was my hope, is largely useless. I go to sleep now and search again through lost+found in the morning.
The sad thing is that in the last 2 weeks I was really thinkinf of starting real back-up.
I also don’t exactly understand what happened, probably stopping „reiserfsck –rebuild-tree rebuild-tree” is a bad thing. Anyway, these are not tools for the faint of heart. And if you jump the window the first second you see fire you deserve the consequences.