Retrieve Overwritten tar data

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dunome
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Retrieve Overwritten tar data

Post by dunome »

Hello,

I accidentally overwrote a tar archive, so I wanted to know if it is possible to restore the older one ?

Thanks
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thx-1138
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Re: Retrieve Overwritten tar data

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...if you're lucky enough... https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
Try not doing any further write operations as well (the more you do, the more chances that the actual data on disk will be overwritten & lost forever...)
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Re: Retrieve Overwritten tar data

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I'd strongly recommend, in cases such as this, that the machine is shut down and rebooted into a Live session via USB or DVD. Then, install TestDisk in the Live session.

The longer a machine is left running from the installed system, the lesser the chances of recovering the file(s) intact, in some cases even if you're not actively saving or changing files. Browsers and other programs also write stuff to the disk.

I'm sorry I didn't reply to this earlier. :(
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