[SunHELP] lost+found ?
sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Fri Nov 30 00:09:21 CST 2001
I woould do a strings on the files and see what they are, they could be user
files that may still be useful to someone (or you), or you may have to roll
them off of tape if they are currupted or you delete them. tThe system
moved them there for "safe keeping" in case you wanted to peruse them. Some
may be flat ascii files that you can just jump into with an editor, others
may be spreadheet files, etc.. it all depends on your system and it's uses.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "TAG DBA" <dbatag at tatainfotech.com>
To: <sunhelp at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 12:42 AM
Subject: [SunHELP] lost+found ?
> A few days back I had to shut down my Sun E450 in a unclean manner (its
running Solaris 8).
> When I booted the system I was asked to run a fsck on the root file system
(it was not mounted logging)
> I did that - and it prompted me a number of times with messages like
> "link count should be 2 but is 0. repair ?" (I am not sure about the exact
messages since it happenned more than a week ago)
> Since then I have mounted my root file system as logging.
> Now I discover a lot of directories in /lost+found belonging to a number
of users (root etc) and having names like :
> Can I safely delete these files/directories ?
> I am not a sys-admin - only a DBA - hence want to be sure of what I am
> Thanks and Regards,
> SunHELP maillist - SunHELP at sunhelp.org
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