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Old 02-27-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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Removed all the files (System and Config) in fedoracore 7

I have a big problem. Seeking some one to give a solution

We are using squid proxy. We used to clear the cache dumps folder by stop the service and use rm -rf and used squid -z to recreate cache temp folders then start the service

for avoide the stop and start process i have got some script

find . -type f -exec rm -f {} \;

to remove only files in the cache01 , cache_logs folder dump files by moving inside those folder.

yesterday my colligues run this script from / .

So it remove all the files from root and leave all directories empty
including /bin /etc /var all empty.

It remove all system, configuration files. This server is running as a proxy as well as DNS server.

I dont have latest squid.conf backup and named.conf and other zone file's backup.

Now i am not able to login to the server through putty or even direct console.

Due to the running services the proxy and DNS still provide its service from this server.

Is any way to recover all the deleted configuration files and system files.

Its Fedoracore 7.
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Originally Posted by littleheart View Post
find . -type f -exec rm -f {} \;
That's a problem waiting to happen. And totally unnecessary. Even with low script-fu anyone can see that it'll run in your current directory instead of 'find /path/to/cache/dir '.

Anyway, this is going to be a bit of a chicken and egg thing. And in more than one way I'm afraid: as long as a process is alive the data it keeps in memory and files it keeps open can be saved. Unfortunately a process being alive and writing logging also means the files logged to will increase in size and gradually occupy storage space that is free or was freed. Unfortunately also: to be able to do something like login, attach storage, copy out data, anything, you need to be able to access the system. And to access the system you need to be able to run system commands. Yes, the ones that got deleted...

So AFAIK the short answer is no. If your backups are good enough I'd start by taking a another machine and build a replacement to switch to.

Last edited by unSpawn; 02-27-2009 at 02:02 AM.


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