The Question is:
As the above command shows, I initialized a disk. Unfortunately, it contained
data we didn't want to lose. Is there a way to recover the data on this disk?
No additonal data has been written to the disk aside from the creation of the
I looked through the FAQ's and did not see this question.....
The Answer is :
The answer has not particularly changed since topic (2736): if the disk
or tape storage medium is presently on-line, dismount and write-lock the
storage medium immediately, and (if the data is sufficiently valuable)
contact the customer support center for assistance. This data may or
may not be recoverable, with (un-overwritten) disk storage generally
being somewhat more likely to be recoverable than reinitialized tape
media. If the data is overwritten, the data will only be recoverable
from any data archives (eg: BACKUP media) that may have been maintained.
Topics specific to unintential initialization or the overwriting of
disk and tape media include (1286) and (6990).
For errors resulting from file structure, directory structure, or
file structure corruptions, please see topics such as (1213), (4088),
(4571), (5071), (5553), (5719), (6021), (6234).
Disk bad block handling is discussed in topic (6926).
If you want to overwrite the data on the media, related topics include
(841), (3926), (4286), (4598), and (7320).