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Old 08-07-2001
UNIX Recovery


I changed a file in Vi editor but couldnt save it as it gave a message that file system is full.So we came out without saving it but later on we found that CONTENT OF FILE GOT ERASED and we are no more able to view that file.
This file is an important configuration file .

Can somebody help me to recover the file,PLzzzzzzz?????

Please suggest a detail procedure.


# 2  
Old 08-07-2001
Next time you are in VI and try to save a file and the filesystem if full, remember you can execute shell commands from the VI command line. You then can delete enough /tmp files to save your work.

I don't know of any way to recover this file, Sorry.
# 3  
Old 08-07-2001
Originally posted by Neo

I don't know of any way to recover this file, Sorry.
I do. It's called a restore. You do have backups, right?

Remember the old adage: Save early, save often!
# 4  
Old 08-07-2001
Yes, but the problem, as I read the original post, was that the poster was editing a file in VI and could not save because the file system was full. Hence, there is nothing to restore because the user was in memory space and could not save the file to disk because of a filesystem full error.

Where can you save often when the filesystem is full and there is no place to save?
# 5  
Old 08-11-2001

If you have a backup then you can retrieve the particular file from the backup and do the changes that got erased. If the backup is not there then i don't think there is a way to get the file back.
# 6  
Old 08-13-2001

I think it's not possible revover your file sorry!! Smilie
# 7  
Old 08-14-2001
Originally posted by Neo
Y Hence, there is nothing to restore because the user was in memory space and could not save the file to disk because of a filesystem full error.
He said he changed a file, so at least he should be able to restore the original, and redo the changes...
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