On Tuesday 3 February 2004, conor.daly at met.ie (Conor Daly) wrote:
>I (well someone else actually who didn't make a backup) have a maxtor disk
>with some dead blocks. The dead blocks are in such a position as to make
>reiserfsck unable to do anything with the filesystem. Fujitsu Siemens
>advise that the disk is dead but might be partially recoverable using
>dd_rescue. Now, assuming we can get an image of the partition, would we be
>able to use strings on the partition to find the two small program source
>files that are the only thing we've been unable to find backups of...
In principle you should be able to do this, and simply grep through the big
nasty file. HOWEVER, the reason I abandoned reiser forever was that it once
demolished a 15GB filesystem on my notebook. I had backed up the night before,
so there was no data loss but out of curiosity I had a look through the
partition and I found NOTHING recognisable.
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