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Old 05-17-2006, 05:54 AM   #1
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Recovering Data Using Foremost and Knoppix


Hey,
I'm recovering data off my friend's computer using knoppix and foremost and I have two major questions.

First: Is there a way to make foremost search for every possible file extentions.

Second: Is there a way to connect to a remote dirrectory through ssh, scp, ftp, or some other way so that I can make the foremost's output dirrectory on a remote machine. Right now I'm outputing to a small flashdrive and it doesn't work so well. I've looked into mounting an ftp directory as if it were a directory, but no such luck using knoppix.

Thanks in advance for any replies!

David Cheeseman
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Second question first as it's more important.
Is there a way to connect to a remote dirrectory
Never operate on the original disk. Attach the disk to a system with enough spare diskspace, mount it readonly and make BACKUPS. Operate on the backup and secure the original. If you have problems making backups check out dd_?rescue. If you cannot afford to detach the disk you'll have to resort to using portable storage, ssh/tar or netcat but network throughput and errors will thwart copying data.


Is there a way to make foremost search for every possible file extentions.
Foremost doesn't look for deprecated and arbitrary misrepresentations of data called "extensions". It finds data by looking at headers and footers (like "magic" does). If you've read the manpage you know you'll need to add additional headers and footers yourself if not defined.
 
  


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