Re: gpart destroy, in depth

From: Eugene Grosbein <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 03:19:24 UTC
12.04.2023 0:46, Graham Perrin wrote:

> 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.

I did it previously. Just create same partition at same offset and same length and you get file system back.