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I did a test and put something random into my temp folder and restarted. It disappared XD
 
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luckily almost everything came from my sig rig. i just can't boot it up until my stuff comes in next week from the moving company. i let my friend borrow my video card so now i'm desktop-less for now.

i think i would literally cry if i lost all 80gb of music and everything else. good thing my server is coming in with storage too.
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I keep EVERYTHING important on a separate drive that doesn't get formatted. That's basically music.
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I keep EVERYTHING important on a separate drive that doesn't get formatted. That's basically music.
that's how my server is. nothing gets formatted. i have it setup for raid1 and also have all my stuff backed up to my main computer. i just put all my music on my laptop so i'd have something to listen to while driving from cali to kansas.

oh well. are there any other things that happen on startup like this? i want to be aware in the future of any self-erasing folders.
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We have a media server here and it has a capacity of 4TB (able to go up to 8TB, but my stepdad uses RAID5 so 6TB). If it is really important, I put stuff into the RAID 5. I also have a 1TB drive full of anything of importance and my Steam folder is on a separate drive.
 
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post #16 of 19
Use /var/tmp if you want a temporary folder that doesn't automatically get cleaned.
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post #17 of 19
Many guides recommend putting /tmp on a tmpfs ramdisk because of this characteristic.
post #18 of 19
photorec, if you want to try to recover files. Run it from a live CD.

As for /tmp, yes, on some distributions (like Debian-based ones) it gets cleared on restart.

P.S. If you put something in the Recycle Bin, don't expect it to be there a week from now, either.
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post #19 of 19
/tmp is deleted on shutdown. That's why most people (including myself) use tempfs for it.
Pretty sure /var/run and /var/lock get deleted on shutdown also. You can put them on a tempfs, too.
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