How do I extract files from "storage"?

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rjakobsson
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How do I extract files from "storage"?

Post by rjakobsson » 23 Sep 2017, 03:17

Hi,
since I've not been able to access my B3 for a while, I'm on the path to extract the files from "storage". When mounting the internal hard drive on to a mac using Paragon ExtFS, it isn't recognizing "storage" as a folder. It seems like it's locked. As my linux-fu is weak, how do I locate and rescue my files?

Stryker
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Re: How do I extract files from "storage"?

Post by Stryker » 24 Sep 2017, 09:19

You're on a standard install of the B3 system, right?

The storage partition is by default using an ext4-filesystem inside an LVM volume. You cannot mount that directly with an ext-mounting tool, because you need to deal with the LVM layer first.
I don't know if there's any software for mac that can do both at the same time.

You might want to try booting a live-Linux system or virtual machine and then mount the storage-partition and the destination device.

Gordon
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Re: How do I extract files from "storage"?

Post by Gordon » 24 Sep 2017, 09:23

Storage is an LVM, you need to discover and mount the volumes inside it.

rjakobsson
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Re: How do I extract files from "storage"?

Post by rjakobsson » 24 Oct 2017, 17:57

Thank you very much for the responses.
When mounting it to a linux filesystem, everything except the

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/home/storage
folder looks ok.
The

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/home/storage
is nowhere to be found :( .
The files are still there (I can rescue them using PhotoRec), but the folder seems to be messed up somehow. Is there some way to restore it?


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