__/ [ Chuck Lysaght ] on Wednesday 09 August 2006 17:56 \__
> EXT3 filesystem, any tools to recover deleted data?
I don't know any tools, but a way to prevent accidental data loss is
duplication (rsynch, cp -r, or scp -r can be scripted to run periodically,
even using a GUI front-end) and use of the wastebin. I know people who even
alias their rm command to send files to a wastebin temporarily, until it is
removed. And good practice is to always ls <wildcard> before em <wildcard>.
If there is no route to easy recovery, consider the filesystem to be safe.
There is a reason why deleted data should be deleted. The versioning and
recovery feature in Vista (which Apple announced ahead of Leopard yesterday)
raised many concerns.