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Re: [SLE] Failed ReiserFS
  • From: Rikard Johnels <rikjoh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 20:35:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <200502092035.13998.rikjoh@xxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 09 February 2005 20.23, Amanda B Hickman wrote:
> Is there anyone out there who is happy with reiserfs?
>
> On Feb 9, 2005, at 10:30 AM, Christopher Carlen wrote:
> > Rikard Johnels wrote:
> >> Hi all!
> >> I have a client that have lost two 30 gig disks with a huge number
> >> of files he uses in a project.
> >> The server (Linux SuSE 9.1) suddenly hickuped, and when it came back
> >> there was files on the discs but no NFS. ('df showed about 75% usage
> >> of the discs)
> >> After restart of NFS a 'df' shows total use 1% and the files are gone
> >> By some reason (so far unknown) the disk is suddenly empty.
> >> They are created under Linux and uses ReiserFS, so he thought them to
> >> be "safe". (No he didn't back them up regardles of warnings from me)
> >> I did a 'dd if=/dev/hdc of=image.hdc and if i look at that file i can
> >> see all the data. I can find all filenames but the fat seems empty.
> >> Is there a safe way to try to restore the lost files?
> >> Parttitiontable is OK. ReiserFS in it self didn't complain about
> >> anything, and SMART didn't register any failing disks.
> >> Where shall i start to look?
> >
> > I had a Suse 9.1 NFS served reiserfs blow up as well. Many files were
> > recovered after using fsck, but the organization was clobbered and
> > certainly no hope of booting it.
> >
> > I won't use reiserfs again, as it appears many problems center around
> > its use, but hardly any with ext2,3.
> >
> >
> > Good day!
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > ____________________________________
> > Christopher R. Carlen
> > Principal Laser/Optical Technologist
> > Sandia National Laboratories CA USA
> > crcarle@xxxxxxxxxx
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I am happy with it.
This is the first time it has failed around me.
And i have had a few outages, and accidental powerfails (kicked out the cord).

So far it has never failed on me.
This is a first...

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/Rikard

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