Restore Files from Backup

Problem

I want to restore a file from the backup

Step-by-step guide

Restoration can only be done from the host the backup data belongs to.

Example

  1. Log into the server requiring the restore

  2. Find the number of the backup that the file to restore resides in

    $ sudo burp -a L -r '<filename>'
  3. Restore the file to its original location or to /tmp

    $ sudo burp -a r -b <backup#> -r '<filename>' # restore to original location
    $ sudo burp -a r -b <backup#> -r '<filename>' -d /tmp # restore to /tmp

See below for more examples and information.

More info

Here are some examples from the man page:

burp -a r -b 1 -r myregex

Restores all the files in backup number 1 that match the regular expression 'myregex' back to their original location.

burp -a r -b 1 -r myregex -d /tmp/restoredir

Restores all the files in backup number 1 that match the regular expression 'myregex' into the directory /tmp/restoredir.

burp -a r -b 1 -r myregex -d /tmp/restoredir -s 2

Restores all the files in backup number 1 that match the regular expression 'myregex' into the directory /tmp/restoredir and strip 2 leading path components.

burp -a r

Restores all the files in the most recent backup to their original location.

To find out in which backup a file resides

$ burp -a L -r myregex
$ burp -a L -d directory