I accidentally deleted a file - can I get it back?
This depends on where the file was and when it was created and deleted.
There is no backup and no snapshots so the file is gone forever.
If it was in your home directory
/users/<username> then you can recover files from up to 7 days ago using the built-in snapshots by navigating to the hidden
.snapshot directory as follows:
[ulambda@login1 ~]$ pwd /users/ulambda [ulambda@login1 ~]$ date Tue Jan 14 12:00:00 CET 2020 [ulambda@login1 ~]$ cd .snapshot [ulambda@login1 .snapshot]$ ls 2020.01.08.01.00.02.HPCU_user 2020.01.09.01.00.01.HPCU_user 2020.01.10.01.00.01.HPCU_user 2020.01.11.01.00.01.HPCU_user 2020.01.12.01.00.01.HPCU_user 2020.01.13.01.00.01.HPCU_user 2020.01.14.01.00.01.HPCU_user [ulambda@login1 .snapshot]$ cd 2020.01.10.01.00.01.HPCU_user [ulambda@login1 2020.01.10.01.00.01.HPCU_user]$ ls .. my_deleted_file .. ..
If the file was in a subdirectory then you can also open
.snapshot directly in the affected directory.
The snapshots are taken at 1am in the morning so if you created a file in the morning and deleted it the same afternoon then we can't help.
Beyond 7 days the file is lost forever.