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Re: Undeleting (possible?)



On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 10:54:38PM +0100, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Undeletion in UFS is only possible for wizards.  Otherwise, your only 
> feasible option is to restore from backup.

There's one other option that unfortunately won't help Fernando, but I
actually used it (successfully!) once and am reproducing for
entertainment value:

Once I accidentally issued an rm -rf command on the wrong directory, and
realized to my horror that I had wiped out the files I just spent
several hours creating (so there were no backups yet).

Since only a few seconds had passed, the thought flashed into my mind
that softupdates probably hadn't flushed the metadata changes to the
disk yet.  So in a moment of panic, I reached over and pulled the power
cord out from the back of the machine.  ;-)
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