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    Default Re: Just made a horrible horrible horrible mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH_16 View Post
    When I try to mount them it just says that they don't exist.
    Please don not tell what stories you think it tells. Show us the REAL MESSAGES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    ChrisH 16 wrote:
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    > IT DELETED ALL THE DATA


    no, YOU deleted all the data..

    simple recovery: restore from your current backup

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH_16 View Post
    I also happen to have an external backup drive too BUT IT DELETED ALL THE DATA OFF OF THAT TOO.
    Please, do read the entire post before replying.
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    Axeia wrote:
    > Please, do read the entire post before replying.


    thank you, i read it all, every bit of all..

    and still say "IT" (being Linux) didn't delete anything, it simply did
    what the user/owner commanded "IT" to do..

    and, a simple recovery remains by restoring from the previous day's
    backup which did not "happen" to be plugged in....or, should not have
    been...(or, maybe "IT" plugged in *two* USB drives while the OP wasn't
    looking....evil things those "ITs"..)

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    Sorry for not being a GNU/Linux guru, palladium. I was, in fact, aware that it was my fault in the first place. And I did happen to have the backup drive plugged in the day before. Is there anything else you would to mock/insult me for?

    Recuva running from a BartPE environment didn't work (not enough memory), so I borrowed someone else's PC and right now GetDataBack is scanning the drives. I'm quite sure I'll be able to recover everything I need.

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    From a non-guru. First...I'm sorry for your disaster. I too have done similar, one-stroke, zips. So have gurus. Second, do as little further alterations/fixes as possible. Third, if you cannot solve the problem, there are people with knowledge who can recover data from drives that have been deliberately erased; they may cost some coins but calculate the benefits against cost.
    Try to be philosophical, put it in context with everything else in life, and know that even when one is extremely careful, **** happens.

    With Love,

    Zeno

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    ChrisH 16 wrote:

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    > Sorry for not being a GNU/Linux guru, palladium. Is there anything else
    > you would to mock/insult me for? Of course there is.
    >
    > Recuva running from a BartPE environment didn't work, so I borrowed
    > someone else's PC and right now GetDataBack is scanning the drives. I'm
    > quite sure I'll be able to recover everything I need.


    This has nothing to do with Linux, Windows, DOS, or any other operating
    system. Others have pointed out that $hit happens and most of us (there
    are a few dense ones as well) learn early on that when disk corruption
    happens - or is even suspected - STOP. Not later, STOP NOW!

    If the contents of the buggered disk(s) are of value and worth the effort to
    recover, treat them as a valued resource and don't muck them up further.
    Boot from another source - CDROM, spare drive, thumb drive, floppy,
    whatever you have available and treat the dead drive as read-only. If the
    data is worth recovering and you have no backup (that was the first error,
    the rest is secondary), clone the individual partitions to another drive
    and work from that. Get help from folks that have the expertise. There is a
    bunch of that here and people are quite helpful but they there to help, not
    to listen to your belly-aching.

    Errors such as you made happen. It's not if but when, so be prepared for
    it. Instead of wasting time pointing fingers, apply all that energy toward
    fixing the problem instead of blaming this, that or the other.

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    palladium NNTP User

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    what are talking about?? i neither mocked nor insulted you, instead i
    pointed out that you and not "IT" (the OS) did the damage and you
    should restore from your backup..

    as far as i'm concerned you insulted this entire community when you
    tried to make it sound like it was openSUSE's fault that your data was
    erased..

    btw, i am guru of nothing.

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    Please, calm down. The title of this does shows that the OP is aware of who made the mistake. So we must asume that for the rest of his/her text, he/she has no sex, but is an it.

    (But, palladium must have had the same type of teacher I had. The first thing I learned about Unix: "It does not do what you think you told it to do, it does what you told it to do").
    Henk van Velden

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    hcvv wrote:
    > "It does not do what *you think you told it* to do, it does what
    > *you told it* to do").


    every time!
    plus or minus bugs

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    hcvv <hcvv@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> writes:

    > Please, calm down. The title of this does shows that the OP is aware of
    > who made the mistake. So we must asume that for the rest of his/her
    > text, he/she has no sex, but is an *it*.
    >
    > (But, palladium must have had the same type of teacher I had. The first
    > thing I learned about Unix: "It does not do what *you think you told it*
    > to do, it does what *you told it* to do").


    Hi,

    It just seems like the stringent attention to detail, all good
    programmers posses.


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