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* #119: Include a sample borgmatic configuration file in the documentation.
* #123: Support for Borg archive restoration via borgmatic --extract command-line flag.
* Refactor documentation into multiple separate pages for clarity and findability.
* Organize options within command-line help into logical groups.
* Exclude tests from distribution packages.
* #127: Remove date echo from schema example, as it's not a substitute for real logging.
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* [Make per-application backups](docs/how-to/make-per-application-backups.md)
* [Deal with very large backups](docs/how-to/deal-with-very-large-backups.md)
* [Inspect your backups](docs/how-to/inspect-your-backups.md)
* [Restore a backup](docs/how-to/restore-a-backup.md)
* [Run preparation steps before backups](docs/how-to/run-preparation-steps-before-backups.md)
* [Upgrade borgmatic](docs/how-to/upgrade.md)
* [Develop on borgmatic](docs/how-to/develop-on-borgmatic.md)
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title: How to restore a backup
When the worst happens—or you want to test your backups—the first step is
to figure out which archive to restore. A good way to do that is to use the
That should yield output looking something like:
host-2019-01-01T04:05:06.070809 Tue, 2019-01-01 04:05:06 [...]
host-2019-01-02T04:06:07.080910 Wed, 2019-01-02 04:06:07 [...]
Assuming that you want to restore the archive with the most up-to-date files
and therefore the latest timestamp, run a command like:
borgmatic --extract --archive host-2019-01-02T04:06:07.080910
The `--archive` value is the name of the archive to restore. 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.
## Repository selection
If you have a single repository in your borgmatic configuration file(s), no
problem: the `--extract` action figures out which repository to use.
But if you have multiple repositories configured, then you'll need to specify
the repository path containing the archive to extract. Here's an example:
borgmatic --extract --repository repo.borg --archive host-2019-...
## Restore particular files
Sometimes, you want to restore a single deleted file, rather than restoring
everything from an archive. To do that, tack on one or more `--restore-path`
values. For instance:
borgmatic --extract --archive host-2019-... --restore-path /path/1 /path/2
Like a whole-archive restore, this also restores into the current directory.
## Related documentation
* [Set up backups with borgmatic](../../docs/how-to/set-up-backups.md)
* [Inspect your backups](../../docs/how-to/inspect-your-backups.md)
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from setuptools import setup, find_packages
VERSION = '1.2.16.dev0'
VERSION = '1.2.16'