XFS file recovery after an accidental 'rm -rf <dir>'

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XFS file recovery after an accidental 'rm -rf <dir>'

#1 Post by rameshk » 17 Sep 2012, 14:31

Hello All,

Today I had executed the much feared 'rm -rf <dir>' command, on a few data taking machines. What I lost was ~1.5 TB of large files (each 640 MB), on a 8TB-RAID0 device, running XFS.

On googling, I stumbled across TestDisk, and have started a deep search on the disks. I guess this is going to take a day or so to complete the search.

Does anyone here have had success in recovering a large number of deleted files on a XFS volume?

Cheers,
Ramesh

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Re: XFS file recovery after an accidental 'rm -rf <dir>'

#2 Post by cgrenier » 18 Sep 2012, 15:52

If PhotoRec knows this file format, you can always try it. No need to wait for completion to check the recovered files

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