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[rdiff-backup-users] Request for file restoration help -- newb alert

From: Kirsten
Subject: [rdiff-backup-users] Request for file restoration help -- newb alert
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:02:48 -0400
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Hello, all.

I'm in over my head.  If I can just get my data successfully restored, I'll go quietly back to Newbieland.

I'm not sure what happened to make Deja Dup unable to restore my data as requested via GUI.  It has worked seamlessly in the past.  In any case, I have followed these directions, and have, I believe, successfully decrypted and extracted my backup files.  I'm stuck again, due to general ignorance, and the sources of help that got me this far seem to have dried up.  I think I'm almost there, and I hope someone here will help me on the final stretch.

In case it matters, I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit.  The files to restore were created on Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit.

Man pages are still pretty inscrutable to me.  "man rdiff" on my terminal says "No manual entry for rdiff" (I get this sort of message a lot, and I don't know why), but http://linux.die.net/man/1/rdiff says that there are three steps to "updating" a file, signature, delta, and patch:
rdiff [options] signature old-file signature-file
rdiff [options] delta signature-file new-file delta-file

rdiff [options] patch basis-file delta-file new-file
I'm not even sure "updating" is what I want, but I'm guessing that this is for stitching together backup files, which is what I want to do.

I have files of these sorts:
with multiple "full" and "inc." volumes.

Could someone please show me the code for putting these files back into one piece?  I started to write out my best guess, just to show I'm trying, but I seemed to be digging myself deeper.

I would be very grateful indeed for your help.



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