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Extract certain files and directories from an archive

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:13 pm
by wim
Hello,

Is it possible to browse and/or list a fsarchive and to extract certain files and directories (instead of whole partitions)?

I would like to backup my whole computer and then completely reinstall my computer. Most likely one day I will find out that I need certain files, then I want to be able to get those files from my full system backup.

My current system uses ext3. When I reinstall my computer I would like to use ext4. Furtermore my current system is diveded in a lot of partitions. When I reinstall my computer I only want one or two partitions. So I don't want to restore partitions, but I want to restore certain files from multiple partition backups to the partition that I will create when I reinstall my computer.

FSArchiver supports ext4 and can restore files that are backed up from a ext3 filesystem to a ext4 filesystem. It can also compress the backups. So that's great.

But I couldn't find any information about how you can list and/or browse the directories and files in a FSArchive. Or how you can extract certain files and directories from a FSArchive. Therefore I have these questions:
  • Is it possible to browse and/or list a fsarchive and to extract certain files and directories (instead of whole partitions)?
  • If so, how?
  • If not, which program offers the functionallity that I want?
Thanks!

Wim

Re: Extract certain files and directories from an archive

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:41 pm
by admin
At the moment, fsarchiver is only able to restore the complete filesystem. This may be implemented in the future.