The /var/spool/mail/root file was deleted by accident; I need to recover it. Is there any link related to this file or how this file got updated which script responsible for it?

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    what do you do for backups?
    – thrig
    Apr 12 '18 at 14:28

The file /var/spool/mail/root typically contains locally delivered email for the root user. For example,

echo hello, world | mail -s 'kandr test' root

If you don't have a backup then you have lost your local email for this user account. (If you didn't ever read it then consider it a safe loss.)

Don't try to recreate the file. It will be recreated automatically the next time the root user account receives a message. (You can read such messages with the mail or mailx command.)

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