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Old 08-18-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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Getting Back The Data?


One of my Friend was careless enough to untar the files and overwrote all the files which comes under the same directory.He downloaded the latest version and by mistake untar in the same directory where the modified files were placed.Eventually all the modified files were overwritten.
Is there any possible to get back to the original state?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 02:04 AM   #2
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Hi, try photorec, comes with testdisk.

It comes on one of those live system rescue cd's and packaged for linux's.

Read up on the requirements, you'll need diskspace.

dd_rhelp is another option.

check it out, Regards, Glenn
 
Old 08-19-2008, 10:39 AM   #3
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But The Data is overwritten...Is it confirm that that can be recovered?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 08:38 PM   #4
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well, I can't confirm it, but it has been done before,

I have been able to recover 2 otherwise unreadable cdroms to recover backed-up multitrack music takes.

You have a bit to read, you will need a blank (spare) partition to copy the data to, it must be equal or larger that the partition you want to recover.

It takes time, but eventually the data can be used. I'm no expert, but it works well.

forensics.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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well, I can't confirm it, but it has been done before,

I have been able to recover 2 otherwise unreadable cdroms to recover backed-up multitrack music takes.

You have a bit to read, you will need a blank (spare) partition to copy the data to, it must be equal or larger that the partition you want to recover.

It takes time, but eventually the data can be used. I'm no expert, but it works well.

forensics.LQ tute with dd_rhelp...
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Dd_rhelp

others covering testdisk...
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/6484/1/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery


Since researching further on this subject I discovered autopsy, a recovery application sleuthkit with web-browser interface.

It's available on helix live cd...

http://www.e-fense.com/helix/contents.php

and

http://www.sleuthkit.org/autopsy/desc.php

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