06-14-2017 10:43 PM
I have an Iomega Home NAS (2tb) which has been running fine for several years.
Recently all of my files "disappeared"
I removed the drive, placed it in my PC and cloned it to a new,unused 2TB hdd using Linux and Clonezilla.
Both drives match and show that the storage partition (xfs format) is unused and around 1.9gb is available.
The OS partition is fine.
With the original drive back in the NAS I can access all of my folders using Gigolo from LinuxMint 17.3, so that indicates that the partition is fine.
I believe that my files are still there, but are just not seen by the OS.
/dev/sda3 unknown 25.53 gb
/dev/sda1 ext3 3.92 gb raid this is the OS partition
/dev/sda2 xfs 1.82TB (961.69 used) raid this is the data partition (previous to problem 1.73TB used)
/dev/sda4 unallocated 2.49 Mib
ata st2000 DM006-2DMI
part table MSDOS
total sectors 3907029168
sector size 512
file system is damaged
fs unknown to gparted
no file system available
dloaded and ran testdisk
sudo xfs_repair /dev/sdb2 ( on dup HDD)
Sorry, could not find valid secondary superblock
I can, with a lot of work, recreate my NAS from data scattered over several HDDs, external USB HDDs, DVDs etc but 'd like to be able to solve and fix this problem and "resurrect" the NAS
09-15-2017 02:46 AM
Did you ever get this resolved? - ive got a similar issue with mine - lost all of my photos that hadnt been backed up elsewhere - i know my own fault, but you dont expect a share to suddenly be empty - and ive also had it happen to a couple of other shares. im not linuxy based so havent cheked to see if the areas are still there, but have done a drastic file recovery. any advice would be greatfully received