Restoring Files in Home Directories
Your home directory has snapshots of your files as they were at previous points in time. You can use them to retrieve a file that you accidentally deleted, or go back to an earlier copy of a file.
[hptc@iliadaccess04 ~]$ cd .ckpt
[hptc@iliadaccess04 .ckpt]$ ls
The schedule for these snapshots are as follows:
- Hourly checkpoints at :05 past the hour (2009_10_22_10.05.12_America_New_York in above example)
- Daily checkpoints at 23:30 (2009_10_22_10.05.12_America_New_York in above example)
- Weekly checkpoints on Sundays at midnight
- Monthly checkpoints on the 1st of the month
.ckpt won’t show up in a directory listing, even with
ls -a, but it does exist in your home directory and all the directories underneath your home directory. Also, if you create a soft link (“symlink”) that points to somewhere on a different filesystem, the destination of that link will not have a snapshot. Any data lost in the directory on the other file system could be lost forever.
If you wish to retrieve files older than one month, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.