Open old backup

Asked by dkolars on 2016-05-08

Running Xubuntu 14.04-64bit... I WAS running 14.04-32bit, but something corrupted the OS and I had to reinstall, so went to 64 bit... I have older backups that contain files I'd really like to have back (I back up to an external HDD), but the new installation of SB doesn't recognize them as being there. I can back up fine with the new install. Is there any way to get into the last full bu to extract files to a new location, NOT "/" or "user/"?


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Normally, SB would recognize your backups and upgrade the format if you tell it the right directory containing them :

On Sbackup Restore, you need to select the parent folder of the backups.

 |---- backup-day1.full

Now, supposing that SB still doesn't recognize your backups, you can open the backup yourself. SB uses a standard format for the backup itself that is TAR ( compressed by .GZ)

So, in the backup-day1.full folder, you will see a file called "files.tar" (or files.tar.gz) , that is the archive that holds your backups.

Juste open it, and you can extract your files where you want.

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