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Re: recovery from rm -rf?

Charles Menzes said:
> no its not a joke. is there any recovery from this except restoring from
> backup?


If you take the disk off-line (kill power to it) *immediately* so that
nothing is sync'd to disk yet, you might have a prayer of
reconstructing things by hand, that is assuming you knew how (and I
doubt there are more than a handful of people in the world who would
know how).

If you are looking for some particular text, and it hasn't been
overwritten, you might be able to read from the partition directly and
find (some/most of) it.  Of course, if it's fragmented, even that will
be a nightmare...

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