[Box Backup] Restoring deleted files recursively
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:34:57 +0100
sorry for the late answer, i had some natural viruses ;)
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Jan 2008, Torsten wrote:
> > > Using bbackupquery 'restore' does recursively restore all files and
> > > directories.
> > >
> > > 'restore -d' does only restore the (deleted) files in the requested
> > > directory. It does NOT restore subdirectories.
> > >
> > > Is that the desired functionality?
> > No, that sounds like a bug. I will look into it. Thanks for the report.
> I just tried to reproduce this and was unable to. restore -d does seem to
> restore deleted directories inside a deleted directory.
> What I did was:
> * run bbackupd test in debug mode
> * cd debug/test/bbackupd
> * ../../bin/bbstored/bbstored testfiles/bbstored.conf
> * rm -rf testfiles/TestDir1/spacetest
> * run bbackupd -c testfiles/bbackupd.conf -DV
> * kill bbackupd with Ctrl+C after one backup run
> * run bbackupquery -c testfiles/bbackupd.conf
> * verify that Test1/spacetest is marked as deleted
> * restore it with -d to a new directory
> All directories are restored except the empty ones (d3 and d7) which are
> automatically deleted by housekeeping.
> Please could you try these steps for me and see if it does the same for
> you? Does your situation resemble this one, or am I testing the wrong
You are right, this check works fine for me (thanks you for the detailed howto).
I made some tests and now i can more specific describe my problem.
Deleted files inside of a (not deleted) subdirectory are not restored.
Delete F2 and F4. They will be marked as deleted.
"restore D1" restores only F1, but not F3
Do you understand it? Its difficult to describe for me. If needed i can make more detailed descriptions.
Maybe it is a rarely used feature but is there a way to do this?