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Extract backup giving old path in the backup path

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  1. pamamolf

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    Hi

    I create a directory /home/backup and when i am on this folder from ssh i backup all files and folders from /home/nginx/mydomain.com/public_html/

    Then when i use this backup and giv ethe path to extract as /home/nginx/mydomain.com/public_html/ i am getting inside the same path and the files and folders like:

    /home/nginx/mydomain.com/public_html//home/nginx/mydomain.com/public_html/files andfolders here :(

    What command should i use to do it correct?
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    what are exact commands you using to backup and extract - including which directories are you running the commands from ?
     
  3. pamamolf

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    I had this problem long time ago as i have many months to move to another server but as i remember i was run from ssh from directory:

    Code:
    /home/backup
    the command:

    Code:
    tar -zcf backup_files_$(date +\%d-\%m-\%Y).tgz /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/public/
    And for restore i am running from ssh the command:

    Code:
    tar xzvf /home/backup_files_datemonthblabla.tgz
     
  4. eva2000

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    You probably want to run the backup command one directory level above public

    so do this first before you run the backup command

    Code:
    cd /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/
     
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    But the backup is not there it is on /home/backup ?

    Confused....

    So you mean like this?

    Code:
    cd /home/backup
    tar -zcf backup_files_$(date +\%d-\%m-\%Y).tgz /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/
    
    restore
    Code:
    cd /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/
    tar xzvf /home/backup/backup_files_datemonthblabla.tgz
    
    In general i need only the public folder to backup that i have my files there ....
     
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    would be something like

    Code:
    cd /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/
    tar -zcf /home/backup/backup_files_$(date +\%d-\%m-\%Y).tgz public
     
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    ok and the backup will be saved at /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/ ?

    and how can i restore it correct then?

    Thank you
     
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    Like this ?

    Code:
    cd /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/
    tar -zcf /home/backup/backup_files_$(date +\%d-\%m-\%Y).tgz public
    
    restore:

    Code:
    cd /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/
    tar xzvf backup_files_datemonthblabla.tgz
    
    or
    Code:
    tar xzvf backup_files_datemonthblabla.tgz public 
     
  9. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    your backup is at /home/backup so

    Code:
    cd /home/backup
    tar xzvf backup_files_datemonthblabla.tgz
    chown -R nginx:nginx public
    \cp -Rpf public /home/nginx/domains/mydomain.com/public
    
     
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