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Lourik Malan

Hi There,

 

I have a bit of an issue with one of my Laptap backups. The user did not plug in his laptop as often as required and he has now lost over 2 months’ worth of important data. There is two incomplete backups which has got recent data, but it never completed successfully.

 

I have tried to use bextract on the incomplete  backup, but It fails(gets stuck immediately) due to it being a Windows client and Portability was not set to ‘yes’.

 

After that I tried a bscan

 

Bscan –c /usr/local/etc/bacula-sd.conf –n bacula –u user –P pass –h location 1.1.1.1 –V –V User0261 User

 

Records would have been added or udate in the catalog:

                1 Media

                1 Pool

                1 Job

      36738 File

 

Can anyone please guide me on how to extract the incomplete backup(it would say its 95% of all the data)?

 

Regards

Lou


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Re: Bacula Urgent Restore

Kern Sibbald

Hello,

Bacula will not use an incomplete or failed backup when you ask it to restore the latest full backup (Full + Diff + incremental), but it will allow you to specify either a single or a list of JobIds to restore.  So if you do a restore on a single JobId even though the job failed in some way, Bacula *should* attempt to restore either everything or what you select in that backup.  Depending on exactly how the job failed and your config, Bacula may not have individual file records for that JobId, and in that case, it will ask you if you want to restore everything.

The other approach is to use bextract.  The manual shows you how to build a bsr file for a given Job provided you have the Job output log.  Using a bsr is usually the simplest way to extract files.  Otherwise look at the bextract documentation as there are lots of arguments and filters -- many can be used in a bsr file.

Best regards,

Kern


On 03/22/2017 09:58 AM, Lourik Malan wrote:

Hi There,

 

I have a bit of an issue with one of my Laptap backups. The user did not plug in his laptop as often as required and he has now lost over 2 months’ worth of important data. There is two incomplete backups which has got recent data, but it never completed successfully.

 

I have tried to use bextract on the incomplete  backup, but It fails(gets stuck immediately) due to it being a Windows client and Portability was not set to ‘yes’.

 

After that I tried a bscan

 

Bscan –c /usr/local/etc/bacula-sd.conf –n bacula –u user –P pass –h location 1.1.1.1 –V –V User0261 User

 

Records would have been added or udate in the catalog:

                1 Media

                1 Pool

                1 Job

      36738 File

 

Can anyone please guide me on how to extract the incomplete backup(it would say its 95% of all the data)?

 

Regards

Lou



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