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    Recover files after reinstallation

    Hello everybody,

    I am wonderring if we can recover some files after a server reinstallation, such as database file, website files ,...

    Thx in advance

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    Re: Recover files after reinstallation

    maybe with a sector editor, where is your backup?
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    Re: Recover files after reinstallation

    my backups are in another ftp server, but it is missing some records for 2 or 3 days, that's why I am asking if it is possible te recover files in /var/lib/mysql eventhough OS was reinstalled

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    Re: Recover files after reinstallation

    You could try using something like testdisk or photorec, but if that data has already been overwritten, you are pretty much out of luck.
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    Re: Recover files after reinstallation

    what do you mean by overwrintten?

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    Re: Recover files after reinstallation

    Quote Originally Posted by alfirdaous View Post
    what do you mean by overwrintten?
    You reinstalled the system, of any data that was on the drive would have been marked as unused space, and could have had data written on top of it, effectively making it unrecoverable.
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    Re: Recover files after reinstallation

    so we cannot recover this data even using testdisk

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