Restoring backup-manager backups

For linux we have nice and easy backup software – backup-manager. Beside regular file backups it supports mysql dumps and svn dumps backups.

However, when you need to restore the backup you won’t find any command or script to do that. No wonder why – it’s so easy you don’t need them.

Steps to restore:

  1. If you were encrypting your backup images – use gpg to decrypt first.
  2. Use tar with appropriate command to uncompress main image.
  3. Repeat step 2 for every incremental image if you have them.

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