I needed to move a directory temp/ between sda1 -> sda2 partition to free some space in sda1.
Some how I ended up:
sda1: the directory temp/ is not shown sda2: no directory moved here.
I used testdisk and I could recover most of the file and I can see that the directory temp/ and all sub directories are still on sda1 and I hoped to use extundelete to make temp/ visible but did not work.
I think I have most of the data recovered but the problem is that the sda1 is still full (did not free any extra space apparently)
I used extundelete from a live installation on sda1 not mounted in this way: extundelete /dev/sda1 --restore-directory /mnt/temp
the program shows 556 inodes to restore and ends with 556 inodes not restored (if it helps). After normal reboot still no sign of the temp/ directory
Any hint? How do I recovery the faulty mv command? How do I release the memory?
I runs lubuntu 16.04