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Restoring a file or directory
To request the restoration of a file or directory from backup, please send the request via e-mail to Research Computing (firstname.lastname@example.org), and provide the name and date of the file to be restored.
The user will receive an e-mail once the file has been restored. Data restorations are provided as quickly as possible, but in general they will be done within two to three business days of the request. The speed of the recovery depends on the extent of the data being restored and the complexity of the data retrieval process.
The restored file will be placed in its original directory, appending a suffix with the date stamp. For example, if a user requests a file called "test.txt" stamped 4/25/01, the file will be restored as "test.txt.042501".
Please note that files from /scratch or /scratch2 will not be restored.
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