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Is it possible to recover a deleted Database

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Hello, I have managed to delete a database, but I don't know when, it
was sometime in the last 2 months. I have not created a back up.

So should I start looking for a new job.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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le*@prologic.ie (Cillies) wrote in news:ba262325.0410140144.5a53a7e3
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Hello, I have managed to delete a database, but I don't know when, it
was sometime in the last 2 months. I have not created a back up.

So should I start looking for a new job.


You might want to look for

deleted file recovery

in Google, before that.

I can vouch for Ontrack in the days of FAT and Windows 98, and Symantec
recently. Often those who lose files have not backed them up and do not
perform defragmentation. The latter may be a good thing in such a case.
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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Thanks for the speedy reply, I'll try Ontrack. I did defragment my drive
two days ago, will this effect the recovery.
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Nov 13 '05 #3

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devdex.com <an*******@devdex.com> wrote in message news:<41**********************@news.newsgroups.ws> ...
Thanks for the speedy reply, I'll try Ontrack. I did defragment my drive
two days ago, will this effect the recovery.

Umm... no more than repaving a road will affect the likelihood of your
finding the keys you left there...

When you delete a file, nothing happens to it physically - basically
the space the file occupies is marked as free by the OS, so that space
can be used over again. If you're *lucky*, you can undelete the file,
but that assumes that you have not done anything major with the drive
(like defragmenting, which is a series of reading bits of data into
RAM, and then writing the consolidated pieces back to a section of the
drive that has been marked as free). So, by defragmenting, you have
most likely destroyed the copy on your HDD. The likelihood of getting
back after a defrag is probably nil. As a friend of mine used to say
when a customer called with this problem "You do have a backup, don't
you?"
Nov 13 '05 #4

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