Question

How to recover `rm -r` deleted folder

Posted December 9, 2016 15.1k views
UbuntuBackups

Dear community,

I have been working on some sites on my droplet, I went to delete a folder in the apps root and I accidentally deleted the entire apps root using rm -r (with f or a wildcard idr)

I know rm is dangerous command, I know I have to enable backups, but is there anyway I can recover all the files from the cloud? I went to use photorec but it tells me no hard disk found, meaning that’s cloud I assume.

I also have a backup archive but the sad thing is I had it stuck at 99% and cancelled, now I can tell it is corrupted archive and fixing it gives me only 2 folders while it is for the whole apps root.

Any thoughts?

TYVM!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

×
1 answer

There are a few tools that can attempt to recovery data in this situation but it’s highly likely that the data will not be recoverable. A few threads that talk about various options are here, here and here

Submit an Answer