XFS data recovery

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at carl-fh.com
Wed Nov 12 10:30:47 UTC 2008

> 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?
> --
> Tony Yarusso

Hi Tony,
As there is no undelete utility for the XFS file system and the actual
deletion has been taking partly place, my guess is that your only option
is to restore a backup  :-(
                            Carl Friis-Hansen
                            Phone: +46 372 15033

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