file harvest

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Nov 10 14:22:17 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:53:38PM -0500, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a SNAP 4100 appliance that lost  2 directories, no backup ,  I sent it
> out to a DR service and they have told me that all they can do is file
> harvest, where I would get a list of files  such as file0001.xls file0002.xls
> etc...
> With no guarantee of what will come out, now we are a non-profit so 3k with
> no guarantees is kind of hard to swallow-
> Question is how can I, if it all possible, do a harvest of my own?

Have you contacted They list this
product as 'discontinued', complete with the 'SnapOS' that it runs. But
they might be able to help you.

> I believe the snap uses UFS 

A lot of UNIX systems use UFS, not just FreeBSD!

Log into the server with telnet of ssh. Check that it runs FreeBSD by
executing the command 'uname -a'. If so, run 'man fsck_ufs' and read the
manual page! (If the manual pages were not installed, you can read them
on the FreeBSD site instead). Otherwise read the 'fsck' manual page for
the OS in question. Run fsck_ufs on the filesystem in question.
Orphaned files and directories will be placed in a directory named

And start making backups!

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