Accidentally deleted files Maxtor 1 Touch (Ext 3) & NSLU

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by usrhstlsoft, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. usrhstlsoft

    usrhstlsoft Guest

    I accidently deleted files and folders on a Maxtor One touch connected to a NSLU2. The drive is formated in (Ext3). I assume I can take the drive out of the case and attach it to an IDE in my comp. I guess my 2 questions are:

    1. Does the NSLU2 use the Ext3 file system?
    2. Is there any data recovery software for this file system?

    I found this software
    Stellar Phoenix Linux - Data Recovery Software
    but it said "Provides recovery of deleted file(s) for Ext2 File system only"

    Any help would be greatl appreciated.
    Thanks in advance,

  2. jschall

    jschall Network Guru Member


    The NSLU2 has a built-in backup function that allows you to:

    1) You can backup your PC data to or from the Network Storage Link
    2) You can enable drive backup from Disk 1 to Disk 2

    As far as I can tell (I don't use the backup functions of the NSLU2), the drive format - EXT3 or NTFS or FAT32 - doesn't matter.

    From the review by Tim Higgins on Tom's Networking:

    "The NSL features both Drive and Data Backup capabilities. The Drive backup isn't quite as good as RAID 5 mirroring, but at least ensures that as frequently as once a day, the entire contents of the NSL's Disk 1 will be backed up to its Disk 2.

    This feature provides another layer of data security and I'd love to see it support using a USB 2 DVD burner as the second drive. This would provide even better protection against data loss by backing up data to removable media that could be stored off-site.

    The really sweet feature, though, is the NSL's Data Backup. Figure 8 shows a backup job that I created for testing and shows most of the options available.

    In addition to the Full backup shown, you can also define Incremental and Synchronize jobs. Full backs up all files and Incremental backs up only changed files. A Synchonize backup will back up all files on its first run, then on subsequent runs delete any files on the destination drive that do not exist on the source (as well as backing up new files on the source drive)."

    Hope that helps!

    - Jeff
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