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Re: [opensuse] deleted my /home directory
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 04:18:37 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.0901070413470.27242@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tuesday, 2009-01-06 at 18:48 -0800, John R. Sowden wrote:

On my last upgrade from 10.3 to 11.0, Suse installed the 10.3 root directory
into my home directory, which I never noticed because I don't go there, until
a few days ago when I decided to upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1. As I was
deleting these directories, I accidently deleted my home directory. I don't
keep much there, but linux and its apps do. Is there a recovery.

Recovery of deleted files? No. There is an undelete for ext2, not ext3, though. Midnight commander can do it. You might recover text files from empty space... umount partition, or remount ro, do a dd of entire partition to an image, run text search on image, copy bits. Good luck and tons of patience. Or hire a recovery specialist or company.

¬°Do backups! ¬°Always!


Also I have OOo files in another directory, but I don't know which partition.
Is there a way to:
1) Find out which partition a file is in.

Mount them all, run a search.

2) Copy these files from disk to a usb stick drive while in the "live" mode?

Of course.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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