Tue, 3 Sep 2002 16:46:41 +0300
On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 15:00:21 -0700 Ben Escoto <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>>>> "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.
I started to use your program because i want a backup program.
I don't like to use severals and different programs(cp) for o ne job.
> 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:
What do you mean "current files"?
> 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.
OK maybe i didn't write well.
I have 2 files , z and x, in my home dir with Change date-time 01-09-02 10:00
I backup my dir at 01-09-02 10:01 and at 01-09-02 10:30 i modify the file z file and delete x.
I will do rdiff-backup -r now /backup/homedir fore recovering the deleted file?
WHat will happen with the modified file?
> Ben Escoto
I love having the feeling of being in control
while i have the sensation of speed
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