Today, immediately after lunch, I got IO errors from my laptop hard drive (ironically while attempting a file system dump). Words to the affect of “oh gosh and bother” exiting my mouth and the decision was made to go get a new drive.
Well… one “shortcut” to the computer store later, have new HD (will travel).
Backup from previous night, xfsrestore here I come. And a good number of hours later… about 1.5million files restored.
I do wish file systems had REPEATABLE_READ though… that would be nice.