How to rollback an ext3 journal to any point?

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2008-01-29
2012-11-28
  • try tunefs -O ^has_journal

    if it says "needs_recovery" then

    echo 'feature -needs_recovery' | debugfs -w

     
  • Theodore Ts'o
    Theodore Ts'o
    2008-02-02

    I'm sorry, but the ext3 journal is not a database-style journal which allows rollback to arbitrary points in time.  It's designed to be able to recover from unclean shutdowns.