> > I think I may have a lost a file. I placed it in /tmp and rebooted > the server. Now it is no longer there. Is the file recoverable at > all???
The chances are very slim. Only if the space has not been written over, which, in /tmp, is probably that it has, and then only a small chance of recovery. I think there are some tools that attempt to do that sort of thing, probably in ports. I haven't heard of much success with them and have never used one. They might work on a file system that has been quiescent since the file was deleted. They work by trying to fix up pointers that have been de-linked but since /tmp is used as scratch space and its space gets reused a lot, those pointers have probably been overwritten by now. There are companies that specialize in recovering data, but they are expensive. ////jerry > > I'm not on the list so please cc me. > > Thanks in advance. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"