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Re: Restore individual files?
Authored by: keaka on Sep 27, '05 06:03:40PM
Yes, you can restore single files. For example, I did a backup, then deleted a file, and then did another backup. The file no longer exists in the direct mirror created by rdiff-backup, but it exists in rdiff-backup's version history. Since I know the file existed 30 minutes ago (and I did at least one backup after that while the file existed), I retrieved the file with this command:
rdiff-backup -r 30m /Volumes/external_drive/keaka/Documents/myfile.txt /Users/keaka/Documents/myfile_recovered.txt

I think the bullet you quoted is trying to say that you need to recover a file from a point in time when it actually existed. For example, I deleted the file 10 minutes ago and then performed a backup. So if I try to retrieve the file from 1 minute ago (using rdiff-backup -r 1m), it won't work. But I can retrieve the file from 30 minutes ago.

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