[ILUG] Data recovery
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Dec 9 22:38:19 GMT 2005
On 9 Dec 2005, at 22:28, Michael Treacy wrote:
> I backed up my data on my laptop about 3 weeks ago, upgraded SuSE 9.3
> to SuSE 10.0 OSS and wasn't too happy with the result.
> So last night, I installed the full version of SuSE 10.0 choosing to
> set the installation as a new one rather than an upgrade.
> When I went to copy my backed up /home diurectory back on, I
> discovered to my horror that the backup had not been succesfull!!!!
> The CD was blank :(
> So, is there any chance that the files may still be on the laptop????
> I'm not sure if the drive was formatted as part of the new
> installation or not.
Only you can answer that. When you did the new install, SuSE will have
found the old partitions, and will have asked you what to do with them.
What did you decide? Is your disk now one big / partition (maybe with a
small /boot) ? Was your /home originally a separate partition, or just
a directory on the / partition? (This illustrates why the "one big /"
idea for a single user workstation, with local /home, is not the best
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