How to restore a complete file system?

Asked by pgshuffler on 2010-12-25

Hello,

I need to restore the complete file system of a deceased partition from a full and several incremental backups. How can I achieve that?

Booting into an external usb system, I'm only able to restore individual files; folders (e.g. /bin/ ) remain empty after attempting to restore or revert.

Thanks for your help,
pgs

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Jean-Peer Lorenz
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2010-12-30
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2010-12-30
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2010-12-29
Best Jean-Peer Lorenz (peer.loz) said : #1

You should be able to restore files and directories from your backup (if you've stored them). It is not possible to restore a file system at once. You'll have to create a fresh file system and then to restore your data. Please also read https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+faq/1325

pgshuffler (pgshuffler) said : #2

Thanks Jean-Peer Lorenz, that solved my question.