Deleted files using rm -rf /

Using TestDisk to undelete files
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Deleted files using rm -rf /

#1 Post by ragnazorg »

What happened was my server got compromised.

The hacker did rm -rf /

which resulted to my files being deleted.
I want to restore the files from a user.
Im running in debian squeeze in Xen Server. I have a Vritual drive which it is installed. Now im wondering how can I restore or check the certain files I need. Some files I need are mostly 300mb++ in size.

is it possible to restore them?
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Re: Deleted files using rm -rf /

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Try TestDisk, Advanced, Undelete but usually it only works for ext2.
If it doesn't work, run PhotoRec 6.14-WIP

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wget -N
tar xjf testdisk-6.14-WIP.linux26.tar.bz2
cd testdisk-6.14-WIP
sudo ./photorec_static
Good luck