A lesson in recovery techniques

I recently got this message from fsck.jfs: Unrecoverable error writing M to /dev/sdb3. CANNOT CONTINUE. Okay, so this is an error that can be ignored – right? I can just force mount the partition and extract the data with superblock marked as dirty … right?! krc@X61s % mount -o ro -f /dev/sdb3 /mnt/rec_mount krc@X61s % ls /mnt/rec_mount krc@X61s % Damn it! This was an 1,4 TB parition with 900GB of data including home […]