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Old 06-13-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Help Recovering Files?

Well, it looks like my server's been hacked. Nearly all of the main web site's files were deleted, and all the mysql files are gone. I went through the security logs to find the intrusions, plus there's two new folders in my FTP. One to delete files, and one to check passwords. So definitely a hacking, and not just a directory that needs to be repaired or anything like that

The problem is that two backup methods in a row stopped working on me, so the last update is very old, and the database structure has changed dramatically since then. I've been trying to find out a way to recover the files, but I barely know anything about Linux. I have a friend helping me out who knows a lot more, but he doesn't know too much about the operations related to recovering files either.

I've been trying to do a lot of research myself, but everything's just giving me such a headache. I found this tutorial on recovering files: But I'm trying to find out more about it, it's kind of confusing there, and not specific enough compared to the large amount of files in the partition. Could anyone offer me some advice or help me out? It would be a shame for the site to die, it was a family based entertainment site with over two hundred thousand members, it made a lot of kids happy, but it was free to be a part of so I can't hire expensive companies to recover my software, and I can't take much time off of my work to redo it.
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