[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote at 2007-3-12 07:54 -0400: >Forgive the long (but necessary) background. I bought a new 500 GB hard drive >for my server located on the other side of the world. I accidentally entered >an erroneous command to copy everything from the old HD to the new one and >ended up corrupting the OS. However, the *first* thing that happened was that >command zapped my Data.fs. It was located on the new HD with a symlink for the >entire var dir going from the old HD to the new one.
This is very easy to do: copying a file to an (existing) destination opens and truncates the destination. When the destination happens to be equal to the source, the source is truncated as well -- and you have lost your data. -- Dieter _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )