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From: Andrea Conti <alyf@××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Can I retrieve my SSL key?
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:12:56
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} Can I retrieve my SSL key? by Grant
1 On 18/08/11 03.23, Grant wrote:
2 > I just accidentally overwrote my SSL certificate key. Is there any
3 > way to retrieve it? Possibly some sort of export since I haven't
4 > restarted apache2 yet?
6 If apache keeps the certificate file open after reading it (I doubt
7 that's the case, but if you have lsof installed you should check just to
8 make sure) and you didn't restart it, you could try this method:
12 Otherwise, assuming you're on ext2/ext3, ext3undel works quite well,
13 *provided that you stop any writes to the affected volume ASAP*, e.g. by
14 remounting it read-only.
16 If the data hasn't been overwritten, carving tools should work too, as
17 the ASCII-armor of the certificate provides an easily recognizable
18 pattern and the file is almost certainly small enough to fit within a
19 single FS block.
21 andrea