July 14, 2006

Surviving a Linux ReiserFS Filesystem Failures

Anonymous Reader writes "This article shows how to recover from damaged ReiserFS filesystem. Linux comes with different filesystems and different repair utilities. With the help of GNU 'ddrescue' program one can copy data from one file or block device to another, it is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. reiserfsck program provides special options for repairing and recovering partition.

Reiserfsck searches for a Reiserfs filesystem on a device, replays any necessary transactions, and either checks or repairs the file system. ReiserFS saves data or log in a special file for pending disk updates and later on it commit updates to disk resulting into very good filesystem consistency."

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