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Re: Does a file "undelete" utility exist for the NetApp WAFL filesystem?

Hi Adam,

heres the blog, get in with the program mate ;-)

http://blogs.netapp.com/extensible_netapp/2008/10/why-wafl-is-not.html

I d be keen to hear if you agree with the blog.

Cheers,

Eric

Message was edited by: eric.barlier

Re: Does a file "undelete" utility exist for the NetApp WAFL filesystem?

Interesting stuff.

This is what they actually say:

"Data recovery for NetApp systems can be performed through Ontrack Data Recovery in-lab, remote and on-site services."

Aren't these guys simply leveraging aggregate snapshots (which are rumored to be a magic tool to e.g. undelete volumes)?

Regards,
Radek

Re: Does a file "undelete" utility exist for the NetApp WAFL filesystem?

As I understand OnTrack, they are in the disk forensic business, not just leveraging aggregate snapshots which anyone could do.

But I'll be glad for someone from OnTrack to speak for themselves.

Re: Does a file "undelete" utility exist for the NetApp WAFL filesystem?

That looks like a link to about 5 other blogs posts.  Is there something directly I can respond to with respect undelete that doesn't involve snapshots?

Sorry, only so many hours in a day.

Re: Does a file "undelete" utility exist for the NetApp WAFL filesystem?

is there any way to recover the deleted volumes in ontap ,without having snapshots and other utility.

i heard a way to restore from maintenance mode , is it possible ?

Saran

Re: Does a file "undelete" utility exist for the NetApp WAFL filesystem?

I had faced the same problem last month then my friend suggest me to use third party software. Then i used it and got the satisfied results. One good thing about this software is that it is available as a Free to Try version. In Free version you are eligible to recover data and also see it but you are not authorized to save it, this is only the limitation of this software.

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