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Data Recovery from XFS to NTFS?

Posted on 2008-10-29
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So, I have a problem that may not be unique.  I have a  Buffalo HS-DH320GL that was running firmware version 1.03.  I elected to update that to version 2.1 today to enjoy the web access feature.  Something didn't take correctly, and now I have a NAS that won't join the network - not even with Buffalo support on he phone and DIRECTLY connecting to to my PC NIC.  Their solution is RMA it, but then I lose my data.

So, the LiinkStation OS is Linux, and the 320 GB drive is XFS.  I purchased an external USB enclosure and pulled the drive from the LS.  Fired up UBUNTU 8.04.1 from CD and it saw the drive perfectly.  Only problem is, I cannot copy any of the files to my Windows PC.  I also tried SystemRescueCD, but I am far from a Linux/Shell type guy, so this is Greek to me.  Is there a GUI that will allow a copy of this data to my other hard drive?  I cannot allow this data to be sent back to Buffalo for fear it will be lost, so I need to find a way to copy it or simply delete it before I RMA the drive.

Has anyone experienced this before?  Copying FROM XFS to NTFS?  Any help is appreciated.
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Hi

1. make sure the box is in a working state on your ubuntu live-cd
2. install openssh-server (from a command line: sudo apt-get install openssh-server)
3. set the password for root (from a command line: sudo passwd root)

On you windows box install winscp (just google for it)

Connect to your ubuntu box (to list the ip-address type: ifconfig -a


Thats about it...


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Try here, seems to long and involved, but appears to do the job!

http://polishlinux.org/linux/ext3-reiserfs-xfs-in-windows-thanks-to-colinux/
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cjl7: I have everything in place that you mentioned, but I cannot log in through winscp.  I set the root password, but am being prompted in winscp for:

Host: which I assume is just the IP 192.168.1.6
Port Number: 22 by default
Login: ?
Password:
Private Key File: Not using PGP or anything like that, so is this necessary?

Can you help?
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Sure,
Just type: 'root' as Login and you password and you should be connected.
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I would have opted for another approach:
1. Clean install of Ubuntu or Debian.
2. Install ntfs-3g or ntfsprogs package, install mc (midnight commander)
3. Put NTFS and XFS disk in box, boot up.
4. using fuse you would be able to writably mount NTFS.
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I think my contribution was as useful as the others
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