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Old 06-11-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy DATA LOSS!!

I made a big mistake.
I tried VMWare vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) I downloaded it and installed it in a bootable USB drive.
I bought a new hard drive to test it.
I created the USB drive in another hard drive a CentOS 7 system where I have a lot of work and projects.
I was in a rush and I forgot to change the cables of the hard drives when I started to install and I installed the VMWare vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) where I had the CentOS 7 system with my work.
I just installed the VMWare vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) I didn't do anything else.
I have old backups but I will loss important data if I don't recover it.
Could you recommend me the best way to recover the data.?
Or even better recover the partitions that I had before the wrong the installation?
If there is away to recover the partitions probably i will not lose almost anything because the system it was empty only the fresh installation installation.
Thank you.
Old 06-11-2019, 12:08 PM   #2
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Location: Earth? I would say I hope so but I'm not so sure about that... I could just be a figment of your imagination too.
Distribution: CentOS at the time of this writing, but some others over the years too...
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It might help if you mention which filesystem this "important work" was on, and provide more details in general...
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Can you connect this CentOS hard disk into another linux system as a secondary hard disk?
Now if you mount this centos hard disk, it will act as a partition for primary system.
Check the files and directories of secondary hard disk, what do you see?
Do you see any remaining files of your project backups?


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