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I searched the forums but couldn't come up with anything on this:
user states the excel file she was working on yesterday has magically disappeared from the Linux server (redhat 9;Samba; no previous problems).None of the other documents in the folder were altered or deleted. Is this possible? WTF?
Ummm ... usually (and I'm speaking from a "couple" of years of
experience) users move their files without noticing. I'd suggest
to run a find on the server and use whatever windows tool blows
your skirt to search her machine.
User claims to have saved it in the appropriate folder. I did a find file and came up with nada. I recently (about a month ago) migrated to Linux server from Windows, therefore users are in a Blame The Server\IT Guy mode. Is there any sort of log I could check to see if the server had an error? I think she may have accidentally deleted the file, but I don't want to overlook any sort of known issue with this.
Thanks very much for replies. Linux OS and community have been great.
did you perchance happen to backup the server before user claims the error occurred? if so the much worried about file should be available if not then error comes down to a between the chair and keyboard error
Last edited by lostn1slinux; 12-13-2005 at 02:47 PM.
I do have a fairly recent backup, however, being a Linux novice I didn't want to overlook something obvious. The odd thing is that (and I realize this is not a windows forum) the document appears nowhere on her My Docs or Recent Docs file. Her Windows installation is unstable and sometimes buggy, but I don't see why a bad copy of Windows would kill a file on the Linux server.
Anyhow, thanks for all the help. I agree that so far it appears to be caused by the analog system that occupies the chair.