I run a small Linux-Based openmediavault home media server in my house stacked full of drives, no RAID or backup (don't have the space) and it's all media files.
I noticed a a 3 TB drive full of multimedia downloads started acting up when I streamed video from it so I went to the shell and ran an fsck -fy on it. Lots of errors:
"Group descriptor XXXX checksum is XXXXX, should be XXXXX, FIXED Block bitmap for group XXXX is not in group. WARNING: SERVERE DATA LOSS POSSIBLE" relocate? (Y)" (Hundreds of those.)
"Superblock has an invalid journal (inode 8). CLEARED
* ext3 journal has been deleted - filesystem is now ext2 only * " Tons of "Buffer I/O error on device sdX1, logical block XXXXXXXXXXXXX" "Error reading block XXXXXX (attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read) while getting next inode from scan)."
I want this drive out of my system and in the garbage as fast as possible, however, I'd really like a shot at getting any remaining data that is on there (whatever I did not already corrupt further by running these fsck -f -y -c -t commands and saying yes to everything)...
I am mainly a Windows desktop user and a "set and forget" user with Linux so I'm hoping there might be some tricks/commands I can run on this drive to try and at least mount it to get at my content. I can't seem to even get the drive mounted now -- Even went to far to try and connect it to my Mac desktop running MacFUSE and the Mac only saw the 800 MB that was free (didn't even see the 2.2 TB ext4 partition that held all the data files. I think my partitions are way messed up.
I did run a dumpe2fs | grep superblock command on the file system and there were a ton of backup superblocks it found, which may be good news and somewhere to start?
Even if I can get SOME data off this thing, I'll be happy.