Re: gpart destroy, in depth

From: Graham Perrin <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 17:46:48 UTC
On 11/04/2023 14:32, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:
>> …
> I suppose sysutils/testdisk will be useful for recovering, as most of actual
> file systems are left intact

Thanks, I forgot that the utility has this capability.

This reignites hope of recovery without a third party.

Re: my question to Warner about preciseness, now I realise, the answer 
is almost certainly "Yes", because the manual page for gpart(8) notes 
that the 'restore' argument/command, which does not affect the content 
of partitions, can be preceded by destruction (-F).

Also, thanks to the people who responded privately.