I received a couple of replies, solved my problem, but didn't really
get an answer for my question. One reply suggested using fsck to reattach
the inode in lost+found; I'll try this in a test environment.
The other answer did the trick: on Solaris 2.6 and greater (Sol7 in our
case) the /proc filesystem contains a "link" to the open files of a process
( in /proc/<pid>/fd/<fd> ), from where I could copy the file.
This worked in my case, but I'm still interested if there is some tool
to manually connect an inode to a directory, or a recipe for how to do this
Thanks to Michael Sullivan (@trdlnk.com) and Jay Lessert (@latticesemi.com)
for the suggestions.
> We accidentally removed a log file, which is still kept open by the
> original process. We have the inode number of this file. I would like to
> know if it is possible to recover this file, reconnecting this inode to
> a directory. We checked out the fsdb utility, but didn't have any luck
> (some commands, from the examples of the man page doesn't seem to work,
> e.g. <x>:dir=<inode_number>).
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Smile! It makes them wonder what you're up to.
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