Re: ext3 corruption
From: Molle Bestefich
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 16:45:02 EST
Duane Griffin wrote:
> And what will e2fsck do to my dear filesystem if I let it have a go at it?
To be safe, run it on an image of your filesystem first.
Yes, hmm, I don't have another terabyte handy, unfortunately.
That is assuming you have enough spare space, of course.
If not then you should at least run e2fsck with -n first to find out
what it wants to do.
How close to 1-1 does "-n" relate to non-"-n" ?
For example, does e2fsck take into consideration the changes it would
have done itself in regular mode when it proceeds to the next problem
and/or phase of a -n operation?
If it doesn't, then that command is, well, totally useless.
So :-). Does it take that into consideration?
Personally, my risk tolerance would be closely correlated with
the quality of my backups.
I hear you loud and clear...
"I never could learn to drink that blood and call it wine" - Bob Dylan
Hmm. I like it.
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