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Documentation for "--archive latest" (#289).

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Dan Helfman 2 years ago
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      docs/how-to/backup-your-databases.md
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      docs/how-to/extract-a-backup.md
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      docs/how-to/monitor-your-backups.md

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docs/how-to/backup-your-databases.md

@ -112,6 +112,12 @@ borgmatic restore --archive host-2019-01-02T04:06:07.080910
(No borgmatic `restore` action? Upgrade borgmatic!)
With newer versions of borgmatic, you can simplify this to:
```bash
borgmatic restore --archive latest
```
The `--archive` value is the name of the archive to restore from. This
restores all databases dumps that borgmatic originally backed up to that
archive.

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docs/how-to/extract-a-backup.md

@ -31,6 +31,12 @@ borgmatic extract --archive host-2019-01-02T04:06:07.080910
(No borgmatic `extract` action? Try the old-style `--extract`, or upgrade
borgmatic!)
With newer versions of borgmatic, you can simplify this to:
```bash
borgmatic extract --archive latest
```
The `--archive` value is the name of the archive to extract. This extracts the
entire contents of the archive to the current directory, so make sure you're
in the right place before running the command.
@ -106,6 +112,12 @@ Omit the `--archive` flag to mount all archives (lazy-loaded):
borgmatic mount --mount-point /mnt
```
Or use the "latest" value for the archive to mount the latest successful archive:
```bash
borgmatic mount --archive latest --mount-point /mnt
```
If you'd like to restrict the mounted filesystem to only particular paths from
your archive, use the `--path` flag, similar to the `extract` action above.
For instance:

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docs/how-to/monitor-your-backups.md

@ -261,6 +261,18 @@ multiple different hosts into a single repository, then you'll need to get
fancier with your archive listing. See `borg list --help` for more flags.
### Latest backups
All borgmatic actions that accept an "--archive" flag allow you to specify an
archive name of "latest". This lets you get the latest successful archive
without having to first run "borgmatic list" manually, which can be handy in
automated scripts. Here's an example:
```bash
borgmatic info --archive latest
```
## Related documentation
* [Set up backups with borgmatic](https://torsion.org/borgmatic/docs/how-to/set-up-backups/)

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