restore problems

Ben Escoto
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:01:14 -0700

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>>>>> "PP" == Pavlos Parissis <>
>>>>> wrote the following on Fri, 30 Aug 2002 21:11:07 +0300

  PP> today i created my first incremental backup like this
  PP> /usr/bin/rdiff-backup -v 6 --exclude
  PP> /home/paul/.mozilla/paul/u7k3dbhc.slt/Cache \ /home/paul
  PP> /mnt/extra/paul_backup/

  PP> I read the log and saw lines like these Incrementing mirror file
  PP> /mnt/extra/paul_backup/.mozilla/paul/u7k3dbhc.slt/Cache/037D58F1d01
  PP> and i was wondering why?Since i exclude that dir.

If you had not --exclude'd them earlier, the first time rdiff-backup
is run with --exclude, it will "increment" them since it notes that
these files are newly missing from the backup set.

  PP>   Secondly, i deleted 2 files form my home dir and i tried to
  PP> find a way to restore them.  But, i didn't find any rdiff-backup
  PP> options to do that.  i tried rdiff-backup --force
  PP> scripts.2002-08-29T19\:07\:41+03\:00.dir, i chose this because
  PP> under scripts directory was the 2 files which i deleted.  I got
  PP> error that it can not overwrite the source dir so i gave
  PP> rdiff-backup \ --force scripts.2002-08-29T19\:07\:41+03\:00.dir
  PP> /home/paul/scripts2 but it didn't restore my files.  So i was
  PP> wondering, on monday i did full backup,on tuesday i made a
  PP> incremental backup and after that i deleted a file, why can i
  PP> restore this file to my home dir with rdiff-backup?

Hmm, did the scripts directory contain those files at time
2002-08-29T19:07:41+03:00?  If you want to restore files from the most
recent backup, you can just use cp.  When you 'ls
/mnt/extra/paul_backup/scripts' do you see the files you just deleted?

Ben Escoto

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