I was doing some maintenance on a box @ home which serves as a file/print server. Just did a brand new install, so I wanted to clear up a bunch of junk I had left over and just save the data contained in one partition which is the one that holds the files served, the important data I want to keep goes in this partition, everything else that I can do without goes elsewhere.
So, I'm cleaning out the drives with gparted, and next thing I know, I have completely wiped out all partitions in my /dev/sdc. The important stuff was in /dev/sdc3
my /dev/sdc is a 250GB Sata drive, and after the dissaster, now holds a single ext4 partition. I'm not even sure what fs I used to have in /dev/sdc3 before the wipe, but I get the feeling it would be ext3, since I need to access this data from pre and post ext4 support linuxes.
So now, the question is... What are the chances of getting this data back?
is it at all possible?
I now face another problem... in case it is possible.
This is my biggest drive in the box. Other than this, I have /dev/sda and /dev/sdb both of which are 40GB each and my OS is running off /dev/sda1 on 20GB
meaning, I have a combined free space of about 60GB outside of /dev/sdc.