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help retrieving address book

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by nosajix, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. nosajix

    nosajix Active Member

    Jul 30, 2005
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    I need to retrieve an address book from a cpanel full backup file. it was for squirel mail. I would love to just restore the account but it is a 40gb file and i would have to buy another vps and upload it and restore it just to get at it. can you offer some advice on how i could extract it from the backup file?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    You can manually extract the specific the specific data from the archive using the "tar" command. The data you are looking for is stored at:


    Thank you.
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