Efficiently restore the contents of a snapshot into a local directory.
bupstash restore [OPTIONS] --into $PATH QUERY...
bupstash restore performs an efficient set of incremental changes to
a directory such that it becomes identical to the requested snapshot.
The incremental nature of
bupstash restore makes it well suited for
cycling between multiple similar snapshots. Note that this operation is dangerous
as it deletes extra files already present in the destination directory.
In order to aid file browsing as unprivileged users,
bupstash restore does
not attempt to restore users, groups and xattrs by default. To set
these you must specify the flags --ownership and --xattrs respectively.
The item that is checked out is chosen based on a simple query against the
tags specified when saving data with
For full documentation on the query language, see bupstash-query-language.
The restore command uses the same query caching mechanisms as bupstash-list, check that page for
more information on the query cache.
If a file was detected as sparse during 'put', the restore command will restore it as
sparse, but it should be noted the restore command will not delete an existing file
with the correct checksum in order to recreate it as sparse.
- --into PATH
Directory to restore files into, defaults to
- -r, --repository REPO
The repository to connect to, , may be of the form
remote repositories if ssh access is configured. If not specified, is set to
- -k, --key KEY
Key that will be used to decrypt data and metadata. If not set, defaults
- --pick PATH
Pick a sub-directory of the snapshot to restore.
Set uid's and gid's.
- --indexer-threads N
Number of processor threads to use for pipelined parallel file hashing and metadata reads.
Defaults to the number of processors.
- --query-cache PATH
Path to the query-cache file, defaults to one of the following, in order, provided
the appropriate environment variables are set,
Display and search against timestamps in utc time instead of local time.
Suppress progress indicators (Progress indicators are also suppressed when stderr
is not an interactive terminal).
- -q, --quiet
Be quiet, implies --no-progress.
The repository to connect to. May be of the form
remote repositories if ssh access is configured.
A command to run to connect to an instance of bupstash-serve. This
allows more complex connections to the repository for less common use cases.
Path to the key that will be used for decrypting data and metadata.
A command to run that must print the key data, can be used instead of BUPSTASH_KEY
to fetch the key from arbitrary locations such as the network or other secret storage.
Path to the query cache file to use.
Path to restore into, can be used instead of the --into argument.
Restore a snapshot into a local directory
$ bupstash restore --into ./dir id=ad8*
Restore including users and groups
$ bupstash restore --ownership --into ./dir id=ad8*
Restore a sub directory of the snapshot
$ bupstash restore --into ./dir --pick sub/dir id=ad8*
bupstash, bupstash-get, bupstash-list, bupstash-keyfiles, bupstash-query-language