> we've mistakenly deleted some SCO progress database files...
> HOW CAN WE UNDELETE THESE, IS IT POSSIBLE?
Yes. Others have pointed out versioning and the trash can, but these are
special cases. Generally, you _can_ recover a deleted file, but it's a
long, boring job. Unmount the filesystem as soon as you realise your
mistake, then search the raw device corresponding to that filesystem's
division for strings you know were in your file, but you'll have to do
this repeatedly since the file will almost inevitably be fragmented.
I've done this once before: even though things worked in my favour (small
file size ~20K of human-readable C source) it still took a while to sort
out, particulary as there were several versions of the file lying around
Quote:> yeah there is a backup, but that puts everything out of sync...
Then use the backup. Less hassle & downtime, even if it does have to be
brought back up to date. If bringing it back up to date is too much
trouble, you aren't doing backups frequently enough.