Linux / Courier - How do i recover a users Account in Linux Ubuntu?

Posted on 2008-10-13
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How do i recover a users account in Linux/Ubuntu, as well as recover all previous emails associated with that account?

For some reason his account was deleted and i am not sure how to recover his information.  I am not too familiar with Linux, yet i can navigate it rather easily.
Question by:PrOwLeR84
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You need to go back to your backup and restore from there

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Is there any other way than going to the backup, to be honest, the admin prior to me didn't believe in those.  Seems that anything on Linux is not backed up anywhere.
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omarfarid earned 2000 total points
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if you now the username , user id and groups in which the username was a member, and home dir then you may recreate the account. If the account home dir and email box was deleted and you have no backups of them then no way to get them back.

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That was what i was afraid of. Thanks, i believe that the home dir was deleted, the create time on the home dir says 10/8, and he needs emails from years back.  Thanks for the help.

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Thanks for the help.

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