[Dirvish] Restoring File(s) from Backup

Don Gould don at bowenvale.co.nz
Fri Jul 16 22:52:57 UTC 2010

On 17/07/2010 10:33 a.m., Rich Shepard wrote:
>     This I understand.

Ok, now we're on the same page :)  sorry about that :) ...

> cp
> /media/hd0/backup/dirvish/server/a-home/home/shared-data/wamu-2006.jgnash.xml/201000715-2200
> /home/shared-data/wamu-2006.jgnash.xml ?

Have a look in this folder...


Also have a look in this folder...


Your problem, as I see it, is that you don't seem to understand how 
dirvish is laying out the files in the back up folder.

I back up /var/www/sites from my prod server to my back up server (every 
night at midnight)...

On the back up server I end up with a file structure like this...

/backup/{vault name}/{DateOfBackUP}/tree/sites

So this week I have....

/backup/{vault name}/{20100711-0000}/tree/sites
/backup/{vault name}/{20100712-0000}/tree/sites
/backup/{vault name}/{20100713-0000}/tree/sites
/backup/{vault name}/{20100714-0000}/tree/sites
/backup/{vault name}/{20100715-0000}/tree/sites
/backup/{vault name}/{20100716-0000}/tree/sites
/backup/{vault name}/{20100717-0000}/tree/sites

If I want a file from /var/www/sites/myweb/index.html from Monday then...

The date on Monday was 12 July 2010, so...

cp /backup/{vault name}/{20100712-0000}/tree/sites/myweb/index.html 

If I want the version from yesterday then...

cp /backup/{vault name}/{20100716-0000}/tree/sites/myweb/index.html 

Does this help you make sense of it all?

I would also recommend you install mc (- midnight commander - a powerful 
file manager).  It will give you a split screen CLI interface that you 
can step through the folder structure with.  I use this tool all the 
time and it's really helpful!


Cheers Don

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