[CentOS] data recovery

Mon Sep 26 15:35:46 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Paras pradhan wrote:
> Here are some new additional info :
> My colleague mounted this LUN to a different host and we found the
> same partitions over there too which is normal.
> I dd a 1st device to a file and opened the image file with bvi and
> found some hosts name, VG name etc etc. in there. Then he ran a
> recovery tool (R studio) in all three devices and was able to recover
> most of this data.
> So my question is: if the LUN has been re partitioned for ex: say to
> install windows , why am i seeing our data in these newly created
> partitions? Is it possible to see data in a reapportioned drive?

Partitioning doesn't overwrite the disk. I'm not familiar with R studio,
so I don't know if you're saying that whole directories reappeared, or
whether it found and relinked the files, and added them to the directory