Data recovery emergency on a downed server... Help please!!
linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 30 01:48:52 UTC 2003
Yep, still under OE (*shudder*)
Thanks for the suggestion, Walter. I did make a copy of the tar.gz file but
I got nothing useful out of it. I am still waiting now for the darn
activation code for a MS-based ext3-aware data recovery tool... Maybe that
will finally crack my rough luck thus far - if it ever arrives!
Tom, thanks for the note about gunzip -c being the same as zcat. I will make
another backup and give that a go, though my hopes are narrow... Oh, and
given the current state of my hardware; I certainly would not trust my tape
to make another dump so Walter's suggestion is/was valid.
Madison (who has passed the 24hours mark and wishes she could just get a
break and then go home!!)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Legrady" <legrady-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org>
To: <tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TLUG]: Data recovery emergency on a downed server... Help
> Don't use zcat to decompress a file ... use the appropriate tool, gunzip:
> gunzip file.tar.gz
> ls file.tar
> NB. gunzip -c file.tar.gz is identical to zcat/
> He already has a backup of the tar.gz ... it's called a tape
> Walter Dnes wrote:
> >On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 10:51:45AM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote
> >>PS - I got a dd of th last tape that ran (finally) and it is about 3.6GB
> >>(about right). I extracted it as a tar.gz (which should work) but it
> >>claiming to not be a gzip archive... Any ideas on that front by chance?
> > *MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF THE TAR.GZ FILE FIRST* !!!
> > Straight from the man page...
> >> tar -xvvzf foo.tar.gz
> >> extract gzipped foo.tar.gz
> >..did you remember the "z" parameter ?
> > I've had similar problems with tar.bz2 archives. I find that doing it
> >one step at a time works. Note, you will need a *LOT* more diskspace.
> >Step 1) zcat filename.tar.gz > filename.tar
> > The "zcat" executable is named "gzcat" in some versions. Use whichever
> >one works on your system.
> >Step 2) tar -xvf filename.tar
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