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Solved it with help of the accepted answer here: Can overwritten files be recovered? For larger files that may be in multiple non-contiguous blocks, I do this: grep -a -b "text in the deleted file" /dev/sda1 13813610612:this is some text in the deleted file which will give you the offset in bytes of the matching line. Follow this with a series ...


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Restore You can restore the image back to your replacement HDD with something along the lines of: # dd if=backup.img of=/dev/sd? You will end up with a clone of your original disk including all partitions and data. The downside to this is that the partitions won't be resized by dd so your replacement disk must be identical to or larger in capacity than ...



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