?
Solved

Recover ReiserFS Partition

Posted on 2008-06-13
2
Medium Priority
?
374 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Folks,

I have a Maxtor Shared Storage Drive with a network interface. I needed to copy 60GB of files off the drive.  So, to save time, I removed the drive from the external casing and connected to a Windows PC via IDE.  I booted Windows, ran Disk Management and was immediately prompted to initial the drive, which I did.  Seconds later, I see the drive but in a raw state... no data.  Just as if it was a brand new drive installed for the first time.

I immediately removed the drive, returned to the original Maxtor casing and tried to read the data via IP and the Maxtor Shared console.  While I could ping the Maxtor device, I could not access any data.

I called Maxtor.  I explained the situation to the rep and without hesitation, he says that the drive was partitioned as ReiserFS and Windows basically destroyed the index file.  He tells me that you 'should' be able to recover the data (from Linux) using recovery tools.

This is by far, the stupidest thing I've done with a computer!  I thought I was safe because I made a full backup of the drive two weeks ago to a local PC.  I just logged into that PC and the owner of the PC, for whatever reason, deleted most of the data in the backup directory.

I'm in a really hard state right now and any suggestions on how to recover the drive would be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:Indiana99999
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 1500 total points
ID: 21785326
You could check this out:

http://www.ufsexplorer.com/
0
 

Author Comment

by:Indiana99999
ID: 21789755
Folks,

Through much stress and strain, I was able to recover the data, although some of the directories were moved to the root and renamed incrementally from 1 to 300.  I downloaded the trial version of 'Kernel Recovery for ReiserFS' from http://www.nucleustechnologies.com.  The software was successful in identifying the partition and data. I paid the $420US price for the full version and was then able to recover my data to a second drive.  Crisis averted.

Rindi: Thanks for your response.  I'll award full points as you were the only one that responded.

Regards,

J.
0

Featured Post

Video: Liquid Web Managed WordPress Comparisons

If you run run a WordPress, you understand the potential headaches you may face when updating your plugins and themes. Do you choose to update on the fly and risk taking down your site; or do you set up a staging, keep it in sync with your live site and use that to test updates?

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x sup…
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question