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Re: [opensuse] Re: Restore filesystem without losing data?
On 01/30/2014 01:12 PM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
A file carver, such as foremost, testdisk, photrec works by scanning
all sectors looking for recognizable file headers.

Once they find that, they do a linear scan of the drive in an effort
to find the end of the file. In many cases, they just guess.

What about a disk with a LVM partition?
Suppose the partition table gets destroyed ...
Isn't the information about the LVM 'portable' and well contained?
Can't it say "There's the file system ..."

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