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Plesk 9.5.3 backup archives restoration as standalone files

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by vaida.dan, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. vaida.dan

    vaida.dan Guest

    Short story long story, here's what happened: due to the recently-discovered proftpd exploit I got my server wiped.

    Now I am looking at PhotoRec 6.11 as it recovers gz archives and xml files.

    Recovering is successful so far in terms that I am able to recover .gz archives and xml files which have valid timestamps.

    Thing is, when I open such archive (name is for example f36831232.gz) it contains a file which shows up as "0 bytes" in size and has the exact name as the archive, without the .gz extension. I try to unpack the file but I get myself an error.

    No directory structure though, no .discovered folder(s), no original file names.

    My question is: "will I be able to recover some data from those archives ?".

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks you.
  2. IgorG

    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

    Oct 27, 2009
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    Novosibirsk, Russia
    What size of gz archive and how you have unpacked it? And how this archive has been created?
  3. vaida.dan

    vaida.dan Guest

    Hello Igor.

    The size of the archives is variable. Anything from kb to hundreds of mbs. I am unpacking them using a little script i wrote:
    This basically extracts everything in the archives but sometimes tells me that archives are corrupt though it extracts some of the contents.