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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Restore question

From: Dylan Martin
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Restore question
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:55:57 -0700

Thank you!

Am I doing something unusual?  I would have thought what I was doing
was common place.  This makes me worry that I'm doing it wrong, IE I
have the wrong paradigm in my head.

Thanks again!

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 5:27 PM, Kenneth Loafman <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dylan Martin wrote:
>> Hi, I've recently started using duplicity and today I'm trying to do
>> my first restore.  I'm attempting to restore an entire machine.  I'm
>> accustomed to using tar.  While not technically correct, the
>> simplified story is I've booted to a CD, partitioned out my disk,
>> formatted the filesystems and mounted them all and now I'm trying to
>> restore.  This means there are existing directories within the
>> filesystem, but duplicity gets angry about overwriting existing files.
>> To clarify, I have a destination dir /mnt/machine.  Within that are
>> mount points for /mnt/machine/usr, /mnt/machine/var etc...  If I try
>> to restore to /mnt/machine, duplicity exits and says it won't
>> overwrite an existing file.
>> Here's the duplicity command I'm running (minus --scp-command,
>> --sftp-command, actual host names etc..)
>> I can get a collection status, so I know my sftp/scp stuff is working.
>> duplicity -v9 --no-encryption scp://address@hidden/duplicity /mnt/foo
>> How does one restore an entire machine with multiple mount points?
> Add the --force option to allow duplicity to overwrite existing files
> and directories.
> ...Ken
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