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Re: Lost files...can they be recovered?



On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 14:49, Neil Loffhagen wrote:
> This is what I see when I look in the following folder, when it is
> unmounted:
> 
> [neil laptop neil]$ pwd
> /home/neil/mnt/redhat/neil

Earlier you mentioned /mnt/neil as the directory you were moving files
to. Is /home/neil/mnt/redhat/neil a link to /mnt/neil (or vice versa)?

> [neil laptop neil]$ ls -la
> total 8
> drwxr-xr-x    2 neil     neil         4096 Dec 18 20:56 .
> drwxr-xr-x    3 neil     neil         4096 Dec 18 20:56 ..
> 
> But I can't seem to cd into either of the neil folders?  Or am I
> misreading this?  I see it as two different folders both called neil? 
> Is this correct or am I missing something?  If they are there this could
> be where the missing folders are?
> 
> Thanks again,
> 
> Neil.
> 
> On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 19:23, Ed Wilts wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 05:42:09PM +0000, Neil Loffhagen wrote:
> > > This must be one of the most stupid mistakes to b made...
> > 
> > Nope - it's the fun that's caused by having /mnt/neil be valid if the
> > mount point is not really mounted.  I've usually done the reverse -
> > tried to backup to /mnt/backups and discovered that my nfs server wasn't
> > mounted.  This typically results in filling the root file system :-(.
> > 
> > > I have a redhat 8 laptop and a redhat 8 server.  The server has samba
> > > shares on.  I had just rebooted the laptop and went to the mnt/neil
> > > folder and did a drag and drop of files on the local laptop to the
> > > share.  But the share was not actually mounted.  I should have realised
> > > this, as could see the share name, but no folders underneath.  Once I'd
> > > done the drag and drop the various folders disappeared from the local
> > > drive?  Guess this was doing a move rather than a copy?  Of course the
> > > folders never actually appeared on the server.  It all went too quickly
> > > as well.  So now the folders seem to have all disappeared completely? 
> > > They are not on the laptop or the server?  Is there any where they could
> > > be?  Looked in the trash. It's my whole Evolution setup, so I've lost
> > > all previous mail!  And here I was trying to back everything up, so
> > > could trash the machine and build it from scratch.  Now I seem to have
> > > lost all the files I was trying to make sure were safe :(
> > 
> > The most likely thing that I see is that you moved the files to the
> > *directory* /mnt/neil, not the share.  /mnt/neil is a directory and is
> > valid even if nothing is mounted.  If you subsequently mounted the share
> > on /mnt/neil, then it looks like your files are gone even if they
> > aren't.  umount /mnt/neil and then look in /mnt/neil again.  Move the
> > files somewhere else, and the remount /mnt/neil and move the files to
> > where they should have gone.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
> > mailto:ewilts ewilts org
> > Member #1, Red Hat Community Ambassador Program
> > 
> > 
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