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

From: Chris Wilson
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Request for file restoration help -- newb alert
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 18:16:11 +0100 (BST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

Hi Kirsten,

On Sun, 13 Oct 2013, Kirsten wrote:

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 not sure exactly how they were "encrypted". That's not a feature of rdiff-backup. I hope that you've got what look like your original files and an rdiff-bakcup directory.

What exactly are you restoring? The latest version or an earlier version? If the latest version, you shouldn't need to do anything: you now have your files back. (If you need to get the permissions as well, then you'll need to use the rdiff-backup command to restore those).

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:

The program is rdiff-backup. It uses something like rdiff internally, but I don't think you need to worry about that. Try "man rdiff-backup".

I have files of these sorts:

with multiple "full" and "inc." volumes.

That's not rdiff-backup at all, it's Duplicity. Same author, completely different program. You'd need to ask on the support list for that instead.

Cheers, Chris.
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