i recently moved a couple of pata EXT3 formatted disks from a CentOS machine
to a newly built openSUSE 11.3 box. - the first time i mounted them the
sizes looked about right, but after running chown on /mnt/srv to adjust the
ownerships, /mnt/srv has lost 20GB and run out of space. the chown command
/dev/sdc1 480590764 459308361 0 100% /mnt/srv
/dev/sdb1 480590764 417037192 39134372 92% /mnt/backup
/var/log/messages is empty - syslog wasn't installed at the time.
/dev/sdc1 /mnt/srv ext3 defaults 1
/dev/sdc1 /mnt/srv ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/backup ext3 rw 0 0
i haven't written to /mnt/backup - as the name suggests, its a backup of
/mnt/srv *but* its not up to date, so destroying /mnt/srv is the worst
browsing the file structure with mc shows the correct space, free space of
20GB (4%) and free nodes 60917884 (29%) of 61048832
- at a glance those node numbers don't seem to make sense though...
short of buying another 500GB disk and copying everything over, what options
do i have to restore the drive ?
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