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>>>>> "PP" == Pavlos Parissis <email@example.com>
>>>>> wrote the following on Mon, 2 Sep 2002 18:55:19 +0300
PP> I was thinking that there is an option for that action,but as i
PP> can see there isn't.
Oh, there is, using the -r syntax (like "-r now"). But since you were
backing up locally I thought cp would be easier for you.
PP> But think that scenario, monday i do full backup and next day
PP> the first incremental backup, and the same for the third
PP> day,second incremental backup.In third day evening someone
PP> delete several files from several directories.So i am facing a
PP> situation that i have to restore "unknow files".How can your
PP> program help me to recover only the deleted files?
I see. Right now there is no way to tell it "restore only the files
that have changed in these directories". That is an option that could
perhaps be added (maybe in 1.1.x) but currently does not exist. But I
think this is just a matter of speed and not functionality. If you've
deleted files in /foo/bar and the backup is /backup/bar, you could
rm -rf /foo/bar
rdiff-backup -r <time> /backup/bar /foo/bar
Now, for the special case where the files are current in the mirror,
you CAN just restore the changed files, by using a mirroring tool:
rsync -aH /backup/bar /foo/bar
rdiff-backup -m /backup/bar /foo/bar
PP> The first think that i can do is to find the corresponding
PP> increment files,hard way, and restore them. Secondly, to restore
PP> "1" day before in order to have the previous mirror. But will
PP> this destroy the newer files?The files which i changed the third
PP> day just before the disaster. So how can i recover these files
PP> with rdiff-backup?
I think perhaps I am not understanding your question again. When you
restore you don't destroy anything, you just retrieve the information
from the archive and save it somewhere. To recover a file or
directory you can run rdiff-backup on the associated increment or use
the "rdiff-backup -r <time> file" syntax.
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