[ILUG-BOM] Data recovery after formatting ext3 to ex4 partition
Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri.
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Sat Aug 8 21:24:44 IST 2009
On Fri, 07 Aug 2009, narendra sisodiya wrote:
> is it possible to recover data from formatted ext3 partition. Actually while
> installing ubuntu 9.04 , installer misbehaved with me and formatted my /home
> partition and thus i lost my valueble data. the new partition is ext4 type.
> I tried with testdisk but unable to recover any bit !!
> anythought ??
Simple, restore from a backup. oh wait, you DO have a backup don't you ?
repeat after me:
I will ALWAYS do a backup BEFORE I install.
That was mistake no 1.
Mistake no 2 was to keep using the partition.
What you need to do is:
remount the partition ro
dd the partition over to another disk
work on the dd'd image
google for undeletion howto, though it is pretty outdated the last time I
then google some more.
Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. Homoeopath, Linuxer.
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