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SFS repair tools

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:55 pm
by RobMattin
Are there any plans for recovery tools for SFS. My Workbench partirtion on my AmigaONE XE has started to develope errors and it's a bit of a pain to recover all the data to another device/partition reformat and copy it all back when it should have been a fairly trivial fix with some decent disk tools.

Re: SFS repair tools

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:32 pm
by ChrisH
I got the impression that SFS is no-longer developed (succeeded by JXFS), so the answer is probably "no" :-(

Re: SFS repair tools

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:58 pm
by RobMattin
ChrisH wrote:I got the impression that SFS is no-longer developed (succeeded by JXFS), so the answer is probably "no" :-(


I don't think JXFS volumes are bootable. I'm pretty sure they weren't when it was first introduced. My setup dates back to 2008.

Re: SFS repair tools

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:48 pm
by ChrisH
RobMattin wrote:I don't think JXFS volumes are bootable.

No, they aren't. Hopefully someone will look at fixing that, but I have no idea.

Re: SFS repair tools

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:03 pm
by Deniil
I thought an SFS partition doesn't develop errors.

I might suggest getting a new disk because your's may be dying, or lower the UDMA speed one step. My UDMA133 disk doesn't run stable at 133 so I run it at UDMA100 which seems to work just fine.

Since SFS doesn't have file content integrity checks (like FFS I believe) there could be lots of errors hiding in the file contents.