How to recover data in from your CVL account

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If you are logged into one of the CVL machines, there is a directory called "/backup", inside that directory is a directory with the date in it from when that particular snap shot of the files
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was taken.  Under that directory, you will find a directory called "home" and under that directory you will find your home directory and all of your files as of that date.
  
 
To recover your files, you must login to one of the CVL machines, either over the net (cvl.ece.vt.edu) or go to the computer lab and login.  Bring up
 
To recover your files, you must login to one of the CVL machines, either over the net (cvl.ece.vt.edu) or go to the computer lab and login.  Bring up

Revision as of 09:12, 28 March 2007

Oops! I deleted some files! Can I get them back?


Files saved on the CVL machines are backed up nightly.

We save a snap shot of your files each day for 31 days. That is, you can recover any file you may have deleted for up to 31 days prior! (If its after 31 days -- don't even bother to ask, its gown...)


If you are logged into one of the CVL machines, there is a directory called "/backup", inside that directory is a directory with the date in it from when that particular snap shot of the files was taken. Under that directory, you will find a directory called "home" and under that directory you will find your home directory and all of your files as of that date.

To recover your files, you must login to one of the CVL machines, either over the net (cvl.ece.vt.edu) or go to the computer lab and login. Bring up

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