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How to force a backup of an existing user account?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by psydoc, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. psydoc

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    Hi,

    I hope this is the correct place for this question.

    I am attempting to restore a client's website. I have copied his last full backup into root/home/ for example /home/backup.1.24.2010_xx-xx-xx_username.tar.gz

    When I attempt to run the following command from root, I get the error "no restorable archives found"

    No archives were found for usr --force!!

    Code:
    # /scripts/restorepkg  /home/backup-1.24.2010_xx-xx-xx_username.tar.gz --force
    
    I must be missing something; but, for the life of me, I can't figure out what.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.:)

    I should also add that I already did a /scripts/restorepkg username that gave the same error as above without the "found for usr --force
     
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    I am making some progress, I think. :(

    I changed the location of --force in my command
    Code:
    # /scripts/restorepkg --force  /home/backup-1.24.2010_xx-xx-xx_username.tar.gz 
    The problem now is that it automatically recognizes an earlier backup in the /home directory. It still fails as that seems to be corrupted.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    It appears you'd like to restore via the command line. There is an easier way if you're interested:
    Restore Backups
     
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    I am always interested in easier. :)

    The only problem was that this was a local user full backup.

    The cPanel backup wizard did not work. It just kept requesting a connection, for hours. :eek:

    What I finally did was terminate the user account, upload the backup via sfpt to /home and then issue the command
    Code:
    # /scripts/restorepkg --force backupfilename.tar.gz
    That did the trick.

    I looked at the link you posted early on in this process, but it did not help me.

    Thanks for the post, though. :)
     
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