Here's a cut and paste out of my personal documentation. Hope this helps,
- Compressed dumps may be restored with the command:
gunzip -c xfsdump.gz | xfsrestore -i - /restore/path
This is useful to restore files that a user may have deleted, for example.
- For example, a user's home directory can be restored interactively
by using the command:
gunzip -c /mnt/backup/home/home_xfsdump0.gz | xfsrestore -i - /home
Then by selecting the user's home directory with "add", followed by the
- Full restoration may be performed by using the -r
(Cumulative) option in xfsrestore. Read xfsrestore man page
thouroughly before attempting to do this!
Note: Be sure to only restore the backup dumps up to the date you wish to
restore to! For example, if you want to restore to Tuesday, only restore 0, 1
and 2 - not anything else!
hope this helps,
On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 02:39:03PM +0800, Federico Sevilla III wrote:
> On Fri, 17 May 2002 at 15:42, Ian Cumming wrote:
> > Basically, I do full (level 0) dumps every Sunday, with incremental
> > backups every other day of the week.
> Cool. Reading your script already answered a number of my questions
> (including can the dumps be compressed). I'm not very familiar yet with
> how xfsdump and xfsrestore work, but it looks like creating an incremental
> backup does not need access to an uncompressed full backup reference.
> When it comes to restoring, I wonder, if I want to do something like
> "restore foo.bar as of Wednesday", will it be possible to get this from
> the incremental backup of Wednesday, without uncompressing all the backup
> My apologies for the neophyte questions. Thanks in advance. And thanks
> again for sending us all the scripts.
> --> Jijo
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