I got 2 Directories within my /home. One is named Backup (a mount-loop from my backup partition) which is really essential and the other one is named Backups (just a simple old webserver backup directory). So I wanted to delete the old Backups-dir and did a quick rm -r ~/Bac TAB ENTER which resulted in…, yes you’re right, rm -r ~/Backup…
Wondering why it’s taking so long to delete the 240MB in the Backups-dir I recognized what I did. Interruption of the rm-command rescued about 200GB of the files, just half of the whole partition.
Lesson learned: In Future I’ll keep my data somewhat more sorted and I’ll never ever again name 2 directories within the same parent dir that way.