UFS File Recovery

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 21:08:40 MST 2011

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 12:25 AM, John D Jones III
<unixgeek1972 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's not alot of options when dealing with UFS partitions, pretty
> much when you delete something, it's gone, however there was some
> discussion here:
> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=940
> which you might find helpful, but at the end of the day, it looks like
> prevention was the end discussion. Good luck.

There are also some utilities to recover unfragmented files from
partitions that do not even need to know the what filesystem is being
used. These are unlikely to be able to recover entire virtual
harddisks as they would likely be fragmented, but may be handy if what
you really need is certain particular files from the virtual
harddisks. PhotoRec and grep are examples of such utilities.

John C. McCabe-Dansted

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