adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 08:59:03 GMT 2007
Everyone please go and make a backup of any data you care about. If
you have backups go and test that they have all your data and that
they extract okay...
I just had a fright after telling a new SATA controller that it should
export each of my disks as 'single' volumes not even thinking that it
might blow away my data. The damn thing even warned me. I tried to
back out of the changes but it had already written them to the disks.
Turns out all it scrubbed was the partition table which after running
TestDisk on each drive I was able to recover. Each partition mounts
happily now and running tree over the mount point gave me a happy
listing of all of my files so it looks like nothing got too messed up.
I guess first access will tell for sure.
I'm off to tar up my home drive and some of the other more important
things before I try and build the software RAIDs again which will
separate out my home and general files from my media files and give me
the contiguous space I need to run those nightly backups I've been
P.S. The backup I did on 2007-07-10 had most of the stuff I care about
but that's not really very comforting.
P.P.S. Someone write up a page where I can buy everyone a virtual
round of beer for making such a stupid mistake. Google didn't bring up
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