[Ilugc] Undelete: impossible on ext3!
kums at gmx.net
Mon Aug 21 10:53:42 IST 2006
Yes, you are right - if they are not overwritten they are definitely
there.. but the problem is.. I won't exactly know where they are in my
80 GB hard disk. I can try to recover some text files if I know some
unique words I had used in those files by grepping but if my files are
binary how would i know if, say.. "0F FF DE 6B 6E 73 76...." is a unique
byte combination that occurs only in my lost mp3 file?
I am learning the hard way. Don't forget to make your backups!
Antano Solar John wrote:
> technically when u accidentally delete files , the data is not deleted
> only the link to it is deleted , so it must be possible to recover
> accidentially deleted data as long as it is not over written.
>> From: "Binand Sethumadhavan" <binand at gmail.com>
>> To: "Prashanth Mohan" <prashmohan at gmail.com>
>> CC: Kumaraguru <kums at gmx.net>, ilugc at ae.iitm.ac.in
>> Subject: Re: [Ilugc] Undelete: impossible on ext3!
>> Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 13:22:37 +0200
>> On 20/08/06, Prashanth Mohan <prashmohan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> IIRC I read some article on the net saying that Microsoft was planning
>>> on shipping ``undelete'' as an option in their FSs (as part of Vista),
>>> but then rolled it back due to security implications...
>> It was privacy concerns primarily with some security thrown in. And it
>> was generally, FUD - since the Recycle Bin provides approximately
>> similar functionality (and there are several recycle bin
>> implementations for Linux too).
>> The System Restore feature is another "time-travel" feature in
>> Windows. I believe Redhat has a similar feature for its high-end RHN
>> subscribers (part of its provisioning module).
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