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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

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    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

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    What size of gz archive and how you have unpacked it? And how this archive has been created?
     
  3. vaida.dan

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    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.
     
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