File Recovery

Snapshots

Snapshots are read only copies of the file system taken every day at 1215, and retained for seven days.

Files from you project directory can be found in /nesi/project/.snapshots/ followed by the weekday (capitalised) and project code, e.g;

/nesi/project/.snapshots/Sunday/nesi99999/

 And for home directory;

/home/.snapshots/Sunday/user999/
🛈 Files in /nesi/nobackup/ are not snapshotted

 

Recovering a file or a directory from the snapshot is as simple as copying it over, e.g.

cp /nesi/project/.snapshots/Sunday/nesi99999/file.txt /nesi/project/nesi99999/file.txt
🛈 For copying directories use the flag -ir or just -r if you don't want to be prompted before overwriting.
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