Recover a file that was auto deleted on boot from /tmp folder

Posted on 2011-03-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I wonder if anyone can help me I have been working on a perl script on a vyatta (debian based) router.
I foolishly saved the script to the /tmp folder.   When i have rebooted this file has been auto deleted
because of it's location.

Is there a way which i can recover this file?

many thanks
Question by:Ross-C
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If /tmp is memory-based (using tmpfs filesystem), there's no chance to recover the file.

If it's not, it's still very hard.

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You have hardly any chance to restore it. But if you are using ext3 you can try that

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Thats what i thought, ah well you only do these things once.  Cheers anyway.

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