Monday, September 29, 2008

Best recovery tool for Linux is on Windows

hamasaki@Ayumi:~$ sudo reiserfsck --check /dev/sdd
reiserfsck 3.6.19 (2003 www.namesys.com)

************************************************** ***********
** If you are using the latest reiserfsprogs and it fails **
** please email bug reports to reiserfs-list@namesys.com, **
** providing as much information as possible -- your **
** hardware, kernel, patches, settings, all reiserfsck **
** messages (including version), the reiserfsck logfile, **
** check the syslog file for any related information. **
** If you would like advice on using this program, support **
** is available for $25 at www.namesys.com/support.html. **
************************************************** ***********

Will read-only check consistency of the filesystem on /dev/sdd
Will put log info to 'stdout'

Do you want to run this program?[N/Yes] (note need to type Yes if you do):Yes
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reiserfsck --check started at Sun Sep 28 22:12:00 2008
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Replaying journal..
No transactions found
Checking internal tree..

Bad root block 0. (--rebuild-tree did not complete)

Aborted (core dumped)


WTF does that mean? Well for one it means I can no longer access about 80 gb of data, HANS REISER just murdered my data!!! LOL.... hmmm well back to my data, is it gone now?

Tried to mount the drive... dmesg output when I tried to mount the drive

[12159.408846] ReiserFS: sdd: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
[12159.408901] ReiserFS: sdd: using ordered data mode
[12159.414282] ReiserFS: sdd: journal params: device sdd, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
[12159.415307] ReiserFS: sdd: checking transaction log (sdd)
[12159.998070] ReiserFS: warning: is_tree_node: node level 47354 does not match to the expected one -1
[12159.998089] ReiserFS: sdd: warning: vs-5150: search_by_key: invalid format found in block 0. Fsck?
[12159.998100] ReiserFS: sdd: warning: vs-13070: reiserfs_read_locked_inode: i/o failure occurred trying to find stat data of [1 2 0x0 SD]
[12159.998117] ReiserFS: sdd: Using r5 hash to sort names
[12159.998136] ReiserFS: sdd: warning: xattrs/ACLs enabled and couldn't find/create .reiserfs_priv. Failing mount.
[12202.777292] ReiserFS: sdd: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
[12202.779625] ReiserFS: sdd: using ordered data mode
[12202.785827] ReiserFS: sdd: journal params: device sdd, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
[12202.791682] ReiserFS: sdd: checking transaction log (sdd)
[12203.382859] ReiserFS: warning: is_tree_node: node level 47354 does not match to the expected one -1
[12203.382883] ReiserFS: sdd: warning: vs-5150: search_by_key: invalid format found in block 0. Fsck?
[12203.382895] ReiserFS: sdd: warning: vs-13070: reiserfs_read_locked_inode: i/o failure occurred trying to find stat data of [1 2 0x0 SD]
[12203.382919] ReiserFS: sdd: Using r5 hash to sort names
[12203.392484] ReiserFS: sdd: warning: xattrs/ACLs enabled and couldn't find/create .reiserfs_priv. Failing mount.


It's amazing, the best tool for recovering reiserfs is made for windows!


http://www.ufsexplorer.com/

UFS Explorer just saved me, I was able to make an image of the failed drive, on my other pc with windows xp, I installed UFS Explorer. Then opened the image file that was shared on ubuntu over the network.

UFS Explorer scanned for the superblock and displayed all the folders I needed with the filenames intact and everything on that drive.I was then able to right click on each of them and copy it to a spare drive on the windows pc. It was so easy I now regret wasting so much time on those command line tools where you have to read several man pages just to get started.

I even asked for help on ubuntuforums, no luck. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=932922

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Arrghhhh no power again!!!

Went home for lunch and just as I was about to microwave my MRE the power went kapootz :(

Site is down until power is restored, sorry guys, its back to my grill for me.

EDIT: Comcast just finished repairing cable connections in our area, but without power what am I supposed to do?!

Friday, September 19, 2008

After Ike...

Well I'm back home, the servers are okay, me and my family made it through just fine. No damage to our place whatsoever. It took about a week for power to get back, we had running water which was good, but the heat made it almost impossible for people to sleep.

Electricity came back last night, we were all jumping for joy, finally I can get a hot shower! After that I began setting up the servers again, unluckily I guess our cable got knocked off or something, we got no TV and no Internet.

Already called Comcast, I don't know how long it will take for them to get our services back up and running again.

Some damage we saw coming back home...
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We got some MRE's from FEMA pods, they were okay but taste bland or too salty sometimes, the first one we tried was mexican corns and beans!
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Leaving Houston now...

Server will be offline until this bad weather has passed... please stand by!!! And hope that the server stays dry!

I made backups of the database and all server files, saved them on my dropbox and I'm hoping nothing gets damage at home.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricane Ike

http://www.click2houston.com/hurricanetracker/index.html

SG will most likely be down during the storm, I just hope the server stays dry.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome

So Google Chrome is out! It is no doubt fast, hopefully it will be compatible with Firefox plugins soon. Can't wait to run adblock on it and web developer extension. So far only the Windows version is available, hopefully they will release one for Ubuntu, but until I get adblock its probably just gonna sit on my desktop gathering digital dust.



SG is being hijacked!

No-ip.com says I violated their Terms of Service, but they did not say what or which part of their service, nor did I get a warning after using their service for so many years!!!

WTF, I signed up for a different account but they won't let me use sitegeisha.no-ip.org anymore!

damn this sucks... anyone care to donate a domain name?