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Recovering Disk/Tape Data After INITIALIZE?

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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
 [JOURNAL] directory.
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).

answer written or last revised on ( 24-JUN-2002 )

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