UFS2 Recovery Questions

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Sun Feb 27 16:37:25 GMT 2005

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
> 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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