Thank you for all the replies. They are a good food for the mind.
On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 09:10:48PM +0000, Jean-Louis Martineau wrote:
> You can't restore in a unique tree of files.
> I do not understand why you want to do that.
Let-me explain better. I have a big tree of files on OpenAFS, a
network filesystem, that is backup up by amanda. I need to copy this
tree to another place. I could use rsync, but I think this rsync will
take several days on a moving target.
My "clever idea" was to use the backups of amanda to restore the files
in the target. The backups I want forms a subset of all the clients
and DLEs in the amanda server. This means some thing like 6 clients
and 61 DLEs from 800. So is a good case for a script to recover this
> To do it:
> - patch amgtar to remove the -G flag ("-xpGvf" to "-xpvf"), otherwise
> extracting a DLE will remove what was extracted from another DLE, but file
> erase before the backup will not be erased
> - run 'amadmin CONF find' to get the list of all dumps [HOST DISK DATE LEVEL]
> you want to restore
> - run 'amfetchdump CONF --extract --directory /tmp/restore [HOST DISK DATE
> LEVEL]*',putting all [HOST DISK DATE LEVEL] on the same command line.
> From: owner-amanda-us...@amanda.org <owner-amanda-us...@amanda.org> on behalf
> of Jose M Calhariz <jose.calha...@tecnico.ulisboa.pt>
> Sent: March 6, 2018 3:28 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Restoring files from amanda in a script
> In short I want to restore from a specific date, all the data from
> multiples DLEs and multiples servers into a unique tree of files in
> the amanda server. This is too much tedious to do using the
> interactive amrecover. This is Complex enough to use a script with
> amrestore or amfetchdump to restore all the files I want. My first
> approach is not working well. So I would like to hear the experiences
> from the list for similar problems. I am interested in hints before I
> deep dive into the RTFM.
> Kind regards
> Jose M Calhariz
Jose M Calhariz
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