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Miles58
22-Oct-2012, 18:32
I have a user who has been working out of a volume on the server she alone
has access to. We have been backing up this data on a local USB drive off
her computer.

Data turns up missing both places. Folders are intact on the server.

The only thing I can see is that she was working off the USB drive, emptied
the folders and then copied them over to the server. The server has the
empty folders, but nothing to salvage.

Any other thoughts?

buckesfeld
22-Oct-2012, 18:51
Miles58 wrote:

> Any other thoughts?

Try a data recovery tool on the USB stick.

U

Miles58
22-Oct-2012, 19:01
Whoops!

I said that wrong

Somehow she emptied the folders on the server then copied them back over the
top of themselves. I think she did this by having a second mapping to the
smae file spec.

I think maybe she deleted them from her WS and they were too big to fit in
the recycle bin.

After that I think she copied the empty folders over the top of themselves
on the second mapping.

Don't ask me more hard questions! This is a creative user. She's one of
four and she takes half ogf my time that I spend on those four.

Dave
"Uwe Buckesfeld" <u.buckesfeld@web.de> wrote in message
news:lIfhs.906$Cn5.293@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Miles58 wrote:
>
>> Any other thoughts?
>
> Try a data recovery tool on the USB stick.
>
> U

KeN Etter
22-Oct-2012, 20:11
On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:01:20 GMT, "Miles58" <miles58nospam@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Don't ask me more hard questions! This is a creative user. She's one of
>four and she takes half ogf my time that I spend on those four.

I don't like to leave backups in the hands of normal users, let alone
"creative" ones. :-) Not that it will help the immediate problem,
but you definitely need to automate backups and get them out of her
hands.

Ken

Dave Howe
23-Oct-2012, 09:57
On 22/10/2012 20:11, KeN Etter wrote:
>> Don't ask me more hard questions! This is a creative user. She's one of
>> four and she takes half ogf my time that I spend on those four.
>
> I don't like to leave backups in the hands of normal users, let alone
> "creative" ones. :-) Not that it will help the immediate problem,
> but you definitely need to automate backups and get them out of her
> hands.

Teach her to use turtlegit - keep the master on the server (you don't
actually have to even tell her where it is :), and HER copy on the usb
drive (make it a bare repo so she can't actually edit files in there)
then she not only has a full revision history, but wont' accidentally do
random stuff like this.

Lance Haig
23-Oct-2012, 14:47
On 23/10/2012 09:57, Dave Howe wrote:
> On 22/10/2012 20:11, KeN Etter wrote:
>>> Don't ask me more hard questions! This is a creative user. She's one of
>>> four and she takes half ogf my time that I spend on those four.
>>
>> I don't like to leave backups in the hands of normal users, let alone
>> "creative" ones. :-) Not that it will help the immediate problem,
>> but you definitely need to automate backups and get them out of her
>> hands.
>
> Teach her to use turtlegit - keep the master on the server (you don't
> actually have to even tell her where it is :), and HER copy on the usb
> drive (make it a bare repo so she can't actually edit files in there)
> then she not only has a full revision history, but wont' accidentally do
> random stuff like this.
>



If it is something like that you would like.

There is a project called sparkleshare

It was started and is maintained by a creative type.

http://sparkleshare.org/

Just saying :-)

Lance

Robinson18
29-Oct-2012, 18:43
Hello, check whether the files are hidden in your system? If it is not present, then use a memory card recovery software to get back all your lost data. I suggest you to use USB data recovery (http://www.remosoftware.com/usb-data-recovery) tool, because I used this tool when I was suffering from the same problem and I was happy in getting back my data. You can download (http://www.remosoftware.com/download#rwin) the tool here and if any problem arises you can reply me.