November 2009

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Linux files systems work great. Especially ext3 is a mature file system and very robust. With journaling turned the filesystems stays consistent also on an unexpected power loss or system crash (wich normally never happens on linux  ) and you don’t need long disk checks to repair the file system in such a case. There is almost no disk fragmentation and a lot of more cool features … But the best linux feature is: if you remove a file or directory it’s gone. It’s not moved to trash, its not marked as deleted, there are no annoying messageboxes, it just does what you say. I love that!
But from time to time also experienced users make mistakes and you delete something wrong. As Murphy’s law says: “if anything can go wrong it will” and so you will not have a copy of the deleted files and the backup will be outdated. So what to do now?
I want to explain the procedure by using the problem I had as example.

How the trouble came up for me

As usual I was working on my Gentoo Linux laptop. I just wanted to add a new folder with sources to my subversion repository. I wanted to add first the folder, then some files within the folder…Read more..

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