Solved

Undeleting SAMBA data

Posted on 2004-08-23
5
268 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have a linux box running redhat 8.  I have samba running and windows users on my lan using it as a file server.   I recently deleted some folders that I now need back and have no backup.  Is there any undelete utility I can use?

0
Comment
Question by:aduhwale
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Gns
ID: 11870536
If the server is used fairly much, then unfortunately not.
There are tools and methods that can be used _if the filesystem is unmounted pretty much directly after the deletion_, but if some filewrites have been done, you're not likely to get much that way.
A good reason to implement a backup scheme;-).

-- Glenn
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:aduhwale
ID: 11870667
Ok I guess  a good lesson learnt there.      thanks.    Just out of curiousity  would a  utility like final data work?  I know I am grasping at straws but ...
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Gns earned 250 total points
ID: 11871084
I've got no experience with that particular tool, but if it can "grok" the ext2/ext3 filesystem, why yes... it'd be one of the possible tools.

Even though it's not much of a comfort, know that most of us (if not all...) have at least some similar experience...;-)

-- Glenn
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:aduhwale
ID: 11871606
Thanks Glenn will try this!
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:pjedmond
ID: 11922370
This might also be of use to you:

http://www.stud.tu-ilmenau.de/~mojo/undelete.html

but then again, if any writing has already occurred to the partition, then you will be unlikely to recover much!

HTH:)
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Can't get /etc/resolv.conf to configure after reboot 8 74
VMWare 6 crashing 14 98
Linux hostname change 2 55
Ubunto LTS Server 16.04 for Intel Processors 2 22
This document is written for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 and ORACLE 10g.  Earlier releases can be installed using this document as well however there are some additional steps for packages to be installed see Metalink. Disclaimer: I hav…
If you use Debian 6 Squeeze and you are tired of looking at the childish graphical GDM login screen that is used by default, here's an easy way to change it. If you've already tried to change it you've probably discovered that none of the old met…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now