System was failing and the colocation facility ran fsck -y on a raid that had some important data. The result is a lost+found folder with 2 million files in it. It is possible to get any of the files data back? I was looking into ntfsundelete, but I cannot find an answer on how to run it on a software raid. It may also be a terrible idea, so any input would be helpful.

So far I have ziped and downloaded all of the files just to have a backup. In windows 7 it cannot handle a directory with 2 million files in it. Is there a browser that someone knows of as well to handle this?

  • What filesystem is the partition where fsck was run? – Marco Marsala May 15 '16 at 22:14
  • ext4 Ubuntu Software Raid. – Case May 16 '16 at 1:04
  • See my answer below. do you have data backup? @Iscariot – Marco Marsala May 16 '16 at 4:49
  • why you mentioned Windows if this is an Ubuntu machine? Does that server still boot? – Marco Marsala May 16 '16 at 5:27

The fact is a RAID should be ininfluent here, because RAID works on a lower level than partitions.

ntfsundete works only with NTFS partitions. Indeed, there is extundelete and other data recovery tools for ext4, but they won't help in this case, because files weren't deleted, but corrupted.

You should restore your data from backup then request an hardware check on system (disks, mobo, cables)

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.