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.\" This file is part of BEAM -*- nroff -*-
.\" Copyright (C) 2012 Sergey Poznyakoff
.\"
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.\"
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.TH BEAM\-RESTORE 1 "October 24, 2012" "BEAM" "BEAM User Reference"
.SH NAME
beam\-restore \- restore file system from a backup.
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B beam restore
[\fB\-cntv\fR] [\fB\-\-confirm\fR] [\fB\-C\fR \fIDIR\fR]\
 [\fB\-\-directory\fR \fIDIR\fR] [\fB\-\-verbose\fR]
        [\fB\-\-dry\-run\fR] [\fB\-\-list\fR] [\fB\-\-logfile\fR \fIFILE\fR]\
 [\fB\-L\fR \fIN\fR] [\fB\-\-level\fR \fIN\fR]
        [\fB\-R\fR \fIN\fR] [\fB\-\-round\fR \fIN\fR] [\fB\-\-week\fR \fIN\fR]
        [\fBITEM\fR [\fBITEM\fR...]]

.B beam restore
[\fB\-h\fR] [\fB\-\-help\fR]

.B beam restore
[\fB\-V\fR] [\fB\-\-version\fR]
.SH DESCRIPTION
The
.B beam-restore
command restores the file system from incremental backups created
using
.BR beam "" backup (1).
.PP
The program reads its configuration from the file
.B beam.conf
located in the
.B @SYSCONFDIR@
directory, or from the file named in the environment variable
.BR BACKUP_CONFIG .
The configuration file must exist.
.PP
After loading the configuration file, the program examines its command
line for options that modify its behavior.  These are described in
detail in the section
.BR OPTIONS ,
below.
.PP
Once the configuration loaded, the
.B beam\-restore
command determines which backup archives to use for restoring.  Unless
being requested otherwise by the command line options, the utility
selects the most recent set of backup files.
.PP
Before starting the restore, the command displays the backup files it
has selected and asks the user if he wishes to proceed.  Empty line
(the \fBCR\fR alone) or any word beginning with \fBY\fR
(case-insensitive) is taken as affirmative.  Otherwise, a negative
answer is assumed and program terminates.
.PP
The program restores file systems and other backup items in the
order they are listed in the \fBbackup_items\fR configuration
variable.  The \fBITEM\fR arguments override this default.  If they
are present, the program will restore only those items that are listed
in the command line and exactly in the order they appear.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
\fB\-c\fR, \fB\-\-confirm\fR
Do not ask for confirmation; run straight into restoring.
.TP
\fB\-C\fR, \fB\-\-directory\fR \fIDIR\fR
Restore into directory \fIDIR\fR instead of \fB/\fR.
.TP
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR
Increase verbosity.
.TP
\fB\-n\fR, \fB\-\-dry\-run\fR
Do nothing, but print what would have been done.
.TP
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-list\fR
List archive files, instead of extracting from them.
.TP
\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-logfile\fR \fIFILE\fB
Log to \fIFILE\fR instead of the standard error.  This option implies
\fB\-\-confirm\fR.  Note also, that due to its specific nature
.B restore
ignores the \fBbackup_logfile\fR configuration setting.
.TP
\fB\-L\fR, \fB\-\-level\fR \fIN\fN
Set incremental dump level to stop at.
.TP
\fB\-R\fR, \fB\-\-round\fR \fIN\fR
Use archives from incremental round \fIN\fR.
.TP
\fB\-W\fR, \fB\-\-week\fR \fIN\fR
Use archives from week \fIN\fR.
.TP
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
Display a short help summary.
.TP
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
Display program version.
.SH EXAMPLES
.SH FILES
.TP
.BR @SYSCONFDIR@/beam.conf
Default configuration file.
.TP
.BR @LIBDIR@/beam
Backup module directory.  Whenever a backup item of type \fBT\fR is
requested, \fBrestore\fR will attempt to load from this directory a
file named \fBT.sh\fR.  This file provides methods and definitions
necessary to handle that particular item type.
.TP
.BR @LIBDIR@/beam/common.sh
Settings and definitions shared between
.BR beam\-backup (1),
.BR beam\-restore ,
and
.BR beam\-list (1).
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.BR beam (1),
.BR beam\-backup (1),
.BR beam\-list (1),
.BR beam.conf (5)
.SH AUTHORS
Sergey Poznyakoff
.SH "BUG REPORTS"
Report bugs to <@PACKAGE_BUGREPORT@>.
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