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how to open a backup file

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by webrebel, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. webrebel

    webrebel Guest

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    Is there a way to open a backup so I can retreive some images rather than trying another restore? I don't want to lose what I have. Thanks
     
  2. webrebel

    webrebel Guest

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    I tried a restore and it keeps skipping the database cause it says it already exists....

    I NEED to open this backup file to get my images!
     
  3. webrebel

    webrebel Guest

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    this is pretty damn good...I have my backup file with the files I need in my hand and can't get to them. But my server can get hacked like they own the damned thing. PLESK SUCKS!!!!
     
  4. jprince

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    Hello,
    You could use ripMime,
    ie...
    ripmime -i backupfilename -d directory_to_place_files
    this will create files in the dir.
    then you will need to determine what file contains your
    image(s). This will most likely be the largest file in the dir..
    To verify, do a..
    tar -tvzf filename

    Once you found it, just do a
    tar -xvzf filename image_name

    Regardless, use any tool to extract mime attachements.
    Make sure to archive your original backup file, just in case
    you make a mistake, and over-write something. ;)

    Cheers.
     
  5. webrebel

    webrebel Guest

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    Bless you kind stranger!!! That worked!

    Problem is the images WERE NOT THERE. The Plesk backup was faulty. Y'all might take note of this, PLESK BACKUPS ARE NOT RELIABLE.
     
  6. justyxxxx

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    I have had problems with Plesk backups in the past and it's very frustrating. I now backup using both Plesk and Total Backup from 4PSA - just in case. And I keep a few copies of past and present backups (from both companies) as an additional safety net.
     
  7. robtbs

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    im using windows.... iv downloaded the backup file..

    iv used winzip to unpack the backup files...
    im left with...

    UNKNOWN.000
    UNKNOWN.001
    UNKNOWN.002

    etc...
    what are these files encoded in?
    i can extract tar with winrar on windows. but it doesnt seem to work
     
  8. jprince

    jprince Guest

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    Hello.
    These files are "Mime" encoded.
    Within the mime attachment, you should find
    tar-zipped files.
    Extract the Mime attachments, then open each
    attachment, in your case, the unknown.nnn file
    is the archive.
    You could try renaming the unknown file to
    include the .tgz extension, then you should be able
    to use winzip.

    Also, Dataviz makes a utility (Conversion Plus),
    that would help you do this a bit more rapidly.

    While this may not be a perfect solution, it may help you.

    Cheers.
     
  9. jamesyeeoc

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  10. sieb@

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  11. jhankins

    jhankins Guest

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    What about when files are spanned?

    I could decode the first file of two but can't open the second file. (I used split 1000 ) Of course the file I need is in the second file. :(

    Ideas?
     
  12. Traged1

    Traged1 Guest

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    Maybe try using the "cat" command to join the files and then decode?
     
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