How to get back deleted files in solaris

Posted on 2011-03-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Solaris 5.10, i have accidently removed a directory which has some scripts of mine using rm -rf, how can i get them back ?,,, thanks
Question by:Dba_Oracledb2
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ID: 35160986
From your backup, there is no undo or recycling bin

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ID: 35161029
this is basic feature, i wonder why they did not include in solaris OS
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jgiordano earned 500 total points
ID: 35161039
there is,  it is called the -f. you explicitly "emptied the recycling bin" so to speak

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ID: 35161077
then how can i delete directory with out using -f, and make it recoverable....
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jgiordano earned 500 total points
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there is no way of recovering unless there are snapshots enabled and/or backups enabled. If you don't there is no way to recover, I am sorry. The -r mean recursive the -f means force. You don't need the -f to delete a directory if it is empty. The premise is to know your files and what you are deleting.

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