i'm a Linux noob. So, i get stuff installed and updated, but don't know what to do when problems arise.
My gf's thinkpad just broke, apparently a motherboard failure; it's already shipped for warranty repair. However, of course there is *important* data which needs to be restored before the weekend on the external hard drive.
So, she used the build-in Ubuntu (12.04) backup program, i don't know which that might be (deja dup? something different?). On the external drive we do find a lot of files named like
duplicity-full.20121012T123017Z.vol1.difftar.gz and one corresponding .manifest file as well.
And now the big question: How to get to this data?
On my second laptop, i got Linux Mint (12) installed. After searching the net, i found and typed this into the terminal:
It took a while, but i ended up with a "multivol_snapshot" folder and a "snapshot" folder. However, apparently not all files were restored, some of the important stuff is still missing.Code:for t in duplicity-full.XXXInsertNumberHereXXX.*.difftar.gz; do tar xf $t; done
What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.