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ext2 Advice

Just to add to what Derek spoke, you also need to be somewhat careful of 
which data recovery service you use. I met someone who tried to save a few 
bucks, and used a local dealer. The disk ended up totally trashed. 
OnTrack is one company that specializes in data recovery. 

Since Derek mentioned mirroring and backups. In the past I used to use 
tapes, but one time I trashed by disk, my backup tapes were destroyed by 
the tape drive. At that time, I had recently acquired a JAZ drive, and had 
a backup on it. But, Jaz is not all that reliable either. 
Today, I back up my network, my home directory, and some config files onto 
a second dedicated drive. I unmount the backup partitions when done. 
However, a catastrophic power supply failure can fry the drives also. 

You might be lucky if the drive electronics were fried, but the drive data 
might be in tact. 
On 7 Nov 2002 at 13:29, Derek Martin wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> At some point hitherto, dsr at hath spake thusly:
> > The most valuable things missing are our honeymoon photos, about 500MB
> > worth, but $5K would almost pay for another trip Down Under. Anyone
> > have any bright cheery ideas?
> No, you're pretty much screwed.  
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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