UFS2 Recovery Questions

Thomas Foster tbonius at comcast.net
Wed Mar 2 19:40:57 GMT 2005

Yes, I did use the -r option (bad muscle memmory habits), and it removed the 
symlink and the directories it pointed at.  At this point I am still 
attempting to rescue the data from an image via sleuthkit

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Loren M. Lang" <lorenl at alzatex.com>
To: "Thomas Foster" <tbonius at comcast.net>
Cc: <freebsd-fs at freebsd.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: UFS2 Recovery Questions

> On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:43:45PM -0800, Thomas Foster wrote:
>> Please excuse me if this is not the correct forum in which to ask this 
>> question and please try to bear with me. I was hoping to understand a few 
>> things about attempting to retrieve information from a drive on my 
>> FreeBSD 5.3 system.
>> I recently was rearranging my web server content and accidentally removed 
>> a symbolic link recursively
>> root at host # rm -rf music
> Are you sure the command wasn't rm -fr music/?  The final / can make a
> big differnece with symlinks.  It forces the system to look it up as a
> directory first, and without that, I think it would only remove the
> symlink.  Also, -r should never be needed for a symlink, even if it
> point to a directory.
>> The music link pointed to a directory that existed on a spserate drive 
>> mounted as /storage
>> music -> /storage/Music/Mp3s
> <snip>
>> Now the questions is.. are the files even recoverable?  Is this a lost 
>> cause? Any additional information required, any comments or suggestions, 
>> anything would be helpful.  I thank you for your time in the matter.
>> Thomas Foster
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