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Re: Fwd: Need assistance on XFS undeleting files

To: Andi Kleen <andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Need assistance on XFS undeleting files
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 14:44:28 -0500
Cc: James Shih <shija03@xxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Andi Kleen wrote:
> James Shih <shija03@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>    I would like to know if the development team carries such tools -
>> tools that allow one to list the inodes of the XFS filesystem of
>> deleted files, and tools that allow one to cat (dump) the blocks from
>> a starting inode to all the following blocks until an indication that
>> the file is ended or a new indication of a new file appears. (these
>> tools would correspond to TCT's ils and pcat respectively).
> 
> XFS has no separate reserved inode table (but just allocates/free blocks
> in the fs), so it can be difficult to even find the inodes when they're
> gone.

However, xfs_irecover (http://jengelh.medozas.de/projects/hxtools/) may help,
as long as the fs hasn't been written to much post-delete of course.

-Eric
 
> -Andi
> 



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