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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by casper2171, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. casper2171

    casper2171 Thread Starter

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    I need HELP! :-(

    I have a Samba server with Linux (RedHat 6). When someone deletes a file from a shared folder on the LAN is there any way to restore the deleted files? Some other program can recover deleted files on NetWare this operation can be do by a program called Salvage that (search and restore). On the Linux is there any program? something like this?

    Thanks Best Regards to all!

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  2. liquid_vision

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    Sadly, the chances of recovering files on a unix/linux box are slim.

    When a file is deleted, the blocks occupied by it are marked for deletion, and a deamon periodically goes through the file system wipeing them and allocating the space back to the file system journal.

    I ran into the same issue a while ago and after hours of hair pulling and swearing, there was still no joy.

    I was using Ext3 as my file system on my samba machine, and although I can't say for certain whether a non journalled filesystem is any different, I expect that there is little that can be done i'm afraid.

    It is however possible to create a recycle directory on a samba disk which would respond the same way as the recycle bin on a windows machine, although i've only ever done this on FreeNAS (if you want a samba server, this is a very good alternative to linux..)
     
  3. skinnywhiteboy

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    No backup plans in place?? Just curious??
     
  4. casper2171

    casper2171 Thread Starter

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    There is a backup, just in case to forget the scheduled to backup the data.
     
  5. casper2171

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    Thank you very much for the information liquid_vision..
     
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