Data recovery emergency on a downed server... Help please!!

John Vetterli jvetterli-zC6tqtfhjqE at
Mon Dec 29 15:37:16 UTC 2003

Have you tried using debugfs (part of e2fsprogs)?  It lets you tinker
with the superblock manually.

Also: happy birthday.


On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Madison Kelly wrote:
>   Well, the fact that I am posting this after 12:00am Sunday night (and on
> my birthday, to-boot!) should indicate just how dire the situation is...
> I have had a drive failure on a server and I can no longer mount the
> data partition on the hard drive (/dev/hda5 [ext3 under RH7.3]) because
> the replacement server (Fedora Core 1) claims that the drive's
> superblock is toast.
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