Re: undo an mke2fs !!

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 14:22:10 EST


> > > If you had backed up the metadata using an e2image command, you would
> > > have been fine, but that command takes a while to run, so most people
> > > don't bother to do this. (Not a bad idea for the absolute paranoids
> > > in the house would be to run e2image out of a cron script and save the
> > > image file on some *other* filesystem.)
> >
> > Assuming I have e2image (I'm actually started to thinking it is pretty
> > good idea)... how do I restore it?
> <Blush> The libext2fs library routines are there, but the userspace
> tools haven't been written yet. What I've done the few times when
> I've used it is to let debugfs access the image file, and use it
> mostly for examination purposes.
> What I'll probably do is add debugfs commands that allow you to copy
> the superblock/block group descriptors, or the inode table, or the
> block/inode allocation bitmaps from the image file back to the
> filesystem. As I said, the library routines are there, but debugfs
> front ends haven't been written yet. If someone has a critical
> situation requiring them, I could probably throw together patches
> within a day or so.

I guess I'll start recomending e2image to people trying software
suspend ;-). It really seems like neat tool for "easy backups".

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