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On 06/16/08 15:37, Håkon Alstadheim wrote:
> Paul Cartwright wrote:
>> On Mon June 16 2008, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> Copy it back over from your latest backup.
>>> Though, this would require that you are already making backups. If
>>> you're not, consider this a lesson about why you should, go get yourself
>>> a big, external firewire drive (and a compatible controller if your
>>> machine doesn't support firewire yet) and check out the faubackup
>> ok, so my Mybook backup is a few months old.. I was using an rsync
>> command line to backup my desktop.
>> never heard of faubackup before!
>> # faubackup /home /media/disk ( the Mybook 750Gb.. external USB HD)
>> lets see how long it takes..
>> yeah, but this was also too late for me
I uh, managed to wipe out my
>> wifes entire Mail folder ( kmail)... ran some stupid command that was
>> supposed to do a maildir2mbox conversion. Well, it sorta did, but only
>> the top level folders, and it wiped out the entire folders email,
>> including sub folders.. and the mbox files were not in subfolder
>> SOOOooo, I had to do a quick mbox2maildir, humbly apologizing that
>> I'll make backups more often
at least before I do anything stupid..
> Before I run "for d in * ; do mumble $d && rm -rf $d;done" I always
> stick an "echo" in there, so I can se that it will do the right thing.
> Then I hit up-arrow, appropriate number of ^b and ^d to get rid of the
Major ACK!!! The extra few "wasted" seconds/minutes you spend
testing saves a lot of grief.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New
York is doomed."
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