[Box Backup] Restoring files / directories
Thu, 1 Sep 2005 13:52:42 +0100
On 1 Sep 2005, at 13:49, Eelco Leenen / Creative Minds wrote:
> Currently, I'm writing an application which makes it possible for
> users to
> restore their files and directories from a boxbackup store.
Have you see this? http://boxi.sourceforge.net/
> I've stumbled
> upon 2 things :
> 1) Restoring a directory with all of it's contents (recursive)
> works ok,
> but it won't restore deleted files. This can be done using the '-d'
> but has to be done a second time and using another destination.
> Imo, this
> is very inconvenient. When I want a full recursive restore of a
> I would like to restore ALL files at once.
Really? Surely the point of a restore is to retrieve the state of the
backed up files at the last backup run.
> My suggestion, add an '-a' flag so that all files and directories
> deleted onces!) are restored to the given destination.
I'm not convinced this is a good plan.
> 2) Restoring a single file using 'get' still needs the correct
> when using the objectID. Why ? .. using a filename, I can
> understand that
> you should change (cd) to the right directory (since the same
> can exist many times). But using a unique ID, why do you need to do
> this ?
> I recommend that Boxbackup gets the correct file when using the ID
> the need to change to the correct directory, like it works with the
> 'restore' command.
Because of the way the server works (currently), it needs to know the
ID of the directory to restore a file. The request to the server has
to contain directory and file IDs.