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File recovery tool for Ext2/Ext3 filesystems

giis (gET iT i sAY) is a file recovery tool for Ext2/Ext3 filesystems. Once installed, current files and newly created files can be recovered. It allows users to recover all deleted files, recover files owned by a specific user, dump data from old file locations, and recover files of a specific type, such as text or PNG. A forensic analyzer is also provided to assist users during recovery.
giis won FOSS India Award 2008 (aka LinuxAsia 2008)
Features
 * Recover files Deleted Date on specific date or deleted before/after specific date or even within specific date range.
 * Recover files with their original access permission types and file owner and group details.
 * User friendly configuration file which supports adding new directories even after installation.
 * Recover deleted files of all users.
 * Recover deleted files of a specific user.
 * Recovery of files based on the File type (gif,mp3,jpeg)
 * Recovers deleted hidden files or system files.
 * Recovers Dropped mysql tables.
 * Forensic analyzer is provided to assist data dump from the harddisk.
 * If original path of deleted file exists,Recovered files automatically restored back to their appropriate directories.
 * Provides list of deleted files and it's restore path
 * If contents are modified or overwritten , during recovery user has the option to compare to old file data with current disk data using giis dump option.
 * Displays your current file system details.
 * If file is modified ,it allows user to decide whether to retrieve latest version of deleted file or older version.
 * Allows user to choose directories (other than /root and /home) that can be protected by giis.
 * All newly created files and directory are added,as time limit specified in crontab.

Installation on OpenSuse 11.1
Download Latest Version - giis_4.4

Install giis binary just follow the steps:
1) Change giis directory

        cd giis_XX (Replace XX with appropriate version number for example giis_4.4)

2) Run the shell script named 'install_giis.sh',

        For interactive installation use: sh install_giis.sh 0
        For non-interactive: sh install_giis.sh 1

 
And after successful installation here is the detail explanation on how to use giis - here


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