Originally Posted by foolish
Hmm, sounds like you're data's lost to me. You can try to do some raw data recovery. I don't know how.
I'm going to criticize you! How can you say that it you don't know anything about it?
Her is the procedure on how I got data back:
while reinstalling a Debian on a new hard drive, I made the mistake to
format in reiserfs my good old /home which was on /dev/sda7 instead of
formatting the new /dev/hda7. Gasp ! Eight gigabytes lost ...
Or ... maybe it was not totally lost :-) I immediately made a dump of
the partition with 'dd' and started grepping some known text on it. It
seemed that no data was really lost. I didn't know what to do. So I read
the man pages and found the reiserfsck command quite interesting :-)
Ok, I am a total newbie to filesystems and to ReiserFS. So maybe it will
sound trivial to you, but just in case it happens to anyone else, I just
wanted to say that running a reiserfsck --rebuild-tree -S on my
partition was enough to unformat it. I ended up with some file in
lost+found, but a 'file *' is enough to discover what they are.
So, maybe it would be usefull to add an entry in the "Example of using"
section of the man page of reiserfsck, saying something like : "If you
reformatted by mistake a reiserFS partition, you can try to unformat it
by running reiserfsck --rebuild-tree -S on it".
Anyway, thank you for developing this filesystem.