Monday, October 17, 2005

I accidently deleted my Mailbox file.

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've done in a long time.

I'm hoping that my hosting provider can help me out, and restore a backup of my Mailbox.

Gees, what a retard.

I tried looking for a utility to undelete the file, not expexting to find one, since I rm'd it.

I found a tool called recover, but I can't use it, because I'm not root on the machine.

Apparently Midnight Commander can undelete deleted files, but I didn't have any luck with that either.

I tried downloading the whole mailbox, with thunderbird, and it looked like it did something, but I can't find where it put the mails, if it did even manage to download them.

Update: I don't believe it.. I just did it again! Not the same file, or server though.

I wanted to get my mail spool off the noisy disk, so I could remove it from the machine again. I moved my mail spool on the new disk to a different filename, and then I accidently copied my old mail spool over the top of the renamed new spool.

Luckily the new spool only had a single worthless message in it, but still, the principle is the same, I overwrote a file inadvertantly. What's going on with my brain today?

Update: The guy who runs the host I use is a hero. He restored the last backup made, which was only about 2 hours before I blew away my mailbox, so I got all my mail back.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha about time your fuck ups were published so you are human after all!!
Peter Russell Clarke (The Coon Cheese guy!)

7:00 am  

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