[sf-lug] recovery after dd
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sun Sep 5 20:02:39 PDT 2010
On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> I have an old external USB drive (120GB, I think) that had a bunch of
> files and was close to full. I ran dd on it and installed a 2.1GB
> image. The remainder of the space is unpartitioned.
> Now, I plan on using a few tools to see what I can recover. The
> following are candidates:
> ext3grep project page warns not to mount the drive so that the old
> unpartitioned space doesn't get written to. However, given that I have
> a new partition via dd in 2.1 GB, that's the only space that will get
> written to. The unpartitioned space should remain untouched. Is my
> thinking correct?
> If anyone on the list has any experiences with these tools, any
> feedback would be much appreciated.
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, Information Systems
> Director, Campus Business Solutions
> San Francisco State University
I should qualify this post with some more related information. This is
an experiment, so if I lose the data, its not a loss. Its more
"educational" than anything else. I've never had to do this kind of
"retrieval" before, but the science behind it is interesting and
I'll be happy to post results of whatever I find out.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Director, Campus Business Solutions
San Francisco State University
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