Ergon: File recovery

The data stored on Ergon are not saved because it is not possible to duplicate the total volume of data on the archive machine. Therefore, it is not possible to recover files which you may have accidentally deleted via the rm command.

However, files at the end of their lifespan (which have arrived at expiration) are potentially recoverable during a short time period just after their deletion: It is necessary to contact the User Support team as rapidly as possible.

In addition, if you wish to protect the particularly valuable archived files from an accidental deletion (a user mistake or a technical problem on the tape or cassette), you may use the mfdupli command to make a copy on a different tape besides the original.