Data Recovery Services to the Rescue
Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
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Posted: 18 Jul 2002
We got a note from a certain system administrator (who will remain unnamed) who accidentally deleted the directory containing the home directories of all of his users. (Now that's a career changer). He now has about 10GB of files in the DELETED.SAV directory. Unfortunately, because of some other problems, there isn't recent backup of those files.
Is it possible to:
- Recover the files located under DELETED.SAV *with* the original ownership? Using the salvage option changes the ownership to the user doing the salvage.
- Find out in which directory the files were originally located when they were deleted?
Some career-saving suggestions:
The glib answer is that, if that information was still available in the deleted file, it would be restored by Salvage.
The only other avenue would be to use a data rescue service such as Portlock (www.portlocksoftware.com), OnTrack (www.ontrack.com), ESS Data Recovery (www.savemyfiles.com), Vogon International Data Recovery and Forensic Computing (www.vogon.co.uk), or Data Recovery Services (www.datarecovery.com.au).
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