Data Recovery from file system overwritten with LVM.

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Old 04-06-2007
Data Recovery from file system overwritten with LVM.

Hey peeps,

Here is somethin u might find interestin....
Is it possible to recover data from a partition which used to be an ext3 file sytem with some nice forgotten backups, which now is an lvm partion containg root partition of another OS. Smilie
I couldn't create any mess better than this, can i Smilie

Btw I am using Debian/GNU Linux 4.1 Sid.

According to my very little knowledge and very little experience this is not possible coz the file system is overwritten.
I have already broken the LVM now. Smilie

If any of you gentleman thinks or knows that there is somethin that could be done, please answer to this post, you can scold me too Smilie , I will provide more information.
# 2  
Old 04-10-2007
Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery Software for Ext2 and Ext3 File system volumes.Provides Linux partition recovery from a deleted logical partition.
Try this utility see if it can be of any help. I am not sure that it will provides recovery from ext3 file system but it has worked for me for ext2 file system.

And it will not provide the recovery from over-written data. As far as my knowledge goes no data recovery software provides recovery from over-written data. If any one knows then please make us aware.
# 3  
Old 10-01-2008
Yes i have been used lots of Linux recovery software but Stellar Phoenix Linux data recovery software helps me in a better way to recover data and file from Linux OS. You can also download this from here: Linux Data Recovery software recovers lost data from Ext2, Ext3 and Reiser FS file systems of Linux operating system.
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