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Olivier Galibert wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 10:17:06PM -0500, David Masover wrote:
>
>>I was able to recover from bad blocks, though of course no Reiser that I
>>know of has had bad block relocation built in... But I got all my files
>>off of it, fortunately.
>
>
> My experience shows that you've been very, very lucky. I hope r4 is
> better in that regard.

I was on Reiser4. And as Hans is loudly protesting, v3 seems to be
stable now, including being somewhat resilient to disk breakage.

But I do better backups now.

> If you want to try with r3, take a well-used partition[1] and copy it
> at block level to another partition or a file. Then zero some random
> spans of blocks in the copy and reiserfsck --rebuild-tree it. My
> experience is that you'll usually get the files names and directory
> tree but their contents will have been scattered all over the place.

Sometime I'll try that. I do remember mounting read-only *before* I
tried the --rebuild-tree, because I didn't want to give it a chance to
screw up more that it already was.

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