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Re: What happens when I restore via GUI to a specific folder - what are restored?
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- Subject: Re: What happens when I restore via GUI to a specific folder - what are restored?
- From: Amar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:12:49 +0530
- In-reply-to: <email@example.com>
- References: <802A7AAA-983A-4CD2-8C6D-9C4EDC8CD1FC@mailbox.org> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I should have had checked the mailing list id properly (replying to tarsnap-users).
> On 12 Feb 18, at 1:28 PM, Colin Percival <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Amar,
> Did you mean to email this to the tarsnap-users list? It came to
> tarsnap-users-owner (aka. me, as the "owner" of the mailing list).
> In any event, the answer to your question is that when you restore an archive
> you get the entire contents of the archive -- the deduplication magic which
> results in tarsnap only needing to upload the "new data" is completely hidden
> from you.
So, I believe there is no way I can restore only certain files and folders?
That’s what I wanted to achieve. Say, if I lost just one folder or few files, I wanted to see if there’s a way in the GUI to restore “only” those particular file/folder(s) from one of the archive versions instead of downloading the entire archive.
> Colin Percival
> On 02/11/18 20:49, Amar wrote:
>> Does it download to that folder everything that was backed up at the point in time at which that archive backup was done or only the files that had changed in that particular backup?
>> In case I am not clear: Let’s say I’ve a daily backup job and there were 100 files backed up when Tarsnap completed 10th daily backup on a day and next day 11th daily backup ran. Between 10th and 11th daily backups, out of 100 (when 10th backup was done), two files changed and 3 files were added. So in 11th daily backup I had 5 new.changed files.
>> So I, on any day after 11th daily backup finished, go back and try to restore 11th daily backup (which only backed up: 3 new + 2 changed files) in a specific directory, what that directory would contain:
>> 1. all the 103 files in that 11th backup archive
>> 2. 5 files (basically the new + changed files of that archive)
>> 3. 3 files and diff of 2 files (this doesn’t seem to be a possibility, but I wanted to be clear)
>> (I started a restore but then cancelled it didn’t know how much files will be downloaded; this was just for testing restore, my data is safe)
> Colin Percival
> Security Officer Emeritus, FreeBSD | The power to serve
> Founder, Tarsnap | www.tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid