Others should provide some clarification on this, but typically deletions are not "hard deletes" but soft, in that there is a deletion flag that a cleanup process operates on occasionally.  Perhaps the database still contains the items, and you can revert the deletion by modifying the correct tables?

Sorry that this isn't more detailed.  I've never had to dig around in that logic before.  

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On May 28, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Jeffrey W. Pearson wrote:

Quick question:

We had a user delete things he should not have. We have been able to
restore the filesystem stuff from backups. Unfortunately, the database
backups have been lost. All we really need is the content files. Is
there a way to rebuild the content files from just using what is on the
file system?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, especially by the user who
deleted the data....



Jeff Pearson
USC Libraries

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