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    Folders replaced by sva8.tmp folder


    by williamoshea ·

    Dear Colleagues,
    Something weird’s been going on in my workplace. I backup using Microsoft native ntbackup on a win 2003 server. The tapes I use are dds4 and 20gb uncompressed capacity. Recently the data rose to above 20gb so i enabled compression in order to fit my data unto the tapes. Sudenly I realised I was loosing data, and not all the data at the same time. In place of my folders, i finfd empty folders always starting with the letters sv??9.tmp, sv?4?.tmp ( and all ending with a .tmp extension. i have since split the backup to go on 2 tapes and disabled compression, but no luck. More and more of these .tmp folders are replacing my folders.
    Please is this a kind of virus I am unaware of or just something I have done wrong. I am using Sophos antivirus on all my servers and this behaviour is occuring on only 1 server(windows 2003)

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      Reply To: Folders replaced by sva8.tmp folder

      by williamoshea ·

      In reply to Folders replaced by sva8.tmp folder

      I eventually found out what caused the problems. Openoffice wipes out at random peoples data and replaces them with sv{random character}.tmp. I uninstalled openoffice from the pc the users were logging in from and the deletion stopped.

      see this articles: (Sorry some of it is in Russian, but it saved my job)

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