SU+J Lost files after a power failure

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Mon Oct 14 19:47:05 UTC 2013

Charles Swiger wrote:

> Yes.  Without journalling, you'd normally perform the full timeconsuming
> fsck
> in the foreground.  With journalling, it should be able to do a journal
> replay to restore the filesystem to an OK state, but sometimes that
> doesn't restore consistency, in which case it usually fires off a
> background fsck rather than the foreground fsck.

In my case the journal replay failed, with an error to that effect. All 
partitions other than / failed to mount and after hitting enter at the 
.../bin/sh prompt performed manual fsck on all of them, which found and 
fixed some stuff. Then shutdown -r and everything came up fine (clean) 
afterwards. Net result was no data loss for me.



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