On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 09:11:48AM -0500, CyberLeo Kitsana wrote: > I have a 1.2TB UFS2 filesystem with irrecoverable corruption. As such, I > must move all 500GB or so of data off of it and re-newfs it.
If the corruption is due to hardware failure, your data is probably lost. Ditto if the corruption is so bad that fsck_ffs can't handle it. You can e.g. tell fsck_ffs(8) to use a backup superblock, with the -b option. > Does anybody know whether dump/restore can gracefully handle filesystem > corruption, or will it happily back up and restore said damage to the > pristine filesystem? Dump examines the filesystem to see which files need to be backed up. So dumping a corrupted FS will probably not produce the desired results. If it did, we wouldn't need backups. What you could do is use dd(1) with nc(1) to send a copy of the raw device data to another machine, and try if you can pry your data from that. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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