Recover a corrupted filesystem

1 hour
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this exercise, you will repair and mount two corrupted file systems.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Resolve the first mount in /etc/fstab.

Attempt to mount the first mount listed in /etc/fstab:

mount /storage1

Note that it is an XFS filesystem, and repair it:

xfs_repair /dev/xvdb1

Attempt to mount the filesystem again:

mount /storage1

Verify the files within /storage1 are available:

ll /storage1
Resolve the second mount in /etc/fstab.

Attempt to mount the first mount listed in /etc/fstab:

mount /storage2

Note that it is an ext4 filesystem, and repair it:

e2fsck -p /dev/xvdb2

Attempt to mount the filesystem again:

mount /storage2

Verify the files within /storage1 are available:

ll /storage2

Additional Resources

A junior administrator has asked for your assistance in troubleshooting a couple of mounts in fstab. They are unable to mount the drives, but insist the mounts have worked in the past.

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