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ECN Accounts: Retrieving a Lost File Using flost

If you wish to restore a file that is no longer in the tomb, or was for some reason not entombed, you may use flost to request that a file be retrieved from backup tape. But before using flost, try retrieving your destroyed files with unrm command. The flost approach may be successful if:
  1. the file existed for at least 24 hours before being deleted, and
  2. has been deleted for no more than a month ago

To use flost type the command:

                % flost
or use the web-based version at /ECN/services/flost.

Flost will ask you a series of questions about how and when the file was deleted. Giving specific information in response to these questions makes it more likely that the file will be recovered.


Last modified: 2007/05/24 13:30:22.042000 GMT-4 by Unknown
Created: 2007/05/24 13:30:22.042000 GMT-4 by brian.r.brinegar.1.

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