NAME

borg-restore.pl - Restore paths from borg backups

SYNOPSIS

borg-restore.pl [options] <path>

 Options:
  --help, -h                 short help message
  --debug                    show debug messages
  --quiet                    show only warnings and errors
  --detail                   Output additional detail for some operations
                             (currently only --list)
  --json                     Output JSON instead of human readable text
                             (currently only --list)
  --update-cache, -u         update cache files
  --list [pattern]           List paths contained in the backups, optionally
                             matching an SQLite LIKE pattern
  --destination, -d <path>   Restore backup to directory <path>
  --time, -t <timespec>      Automatically find newest backup that is at least
                             <time spec> old
  --adhoc                    Do not use the cache, instead provide an
                             unfiltered list of archive to choose from
  --version                  display the version of the program

 Time spec:
  Select the newest backup that is at least <time spec> old.
  Format: <number><unit>
  Units: s (seconds), min (minutes), h (hours), d (days), m (months = 31 days), y (year)

EXAMPLE USAGE

 > borg-restore.pl bin/backup.sh
   0: Sat. 2016-04-16 17:47:48 +0200 backup-20160430-232909
   1: Mon. 2016-08-15 16:11:29 +0200 backup-20160830-225145
   2: Mon. 2017-02-20 16:01:04 +0100 backup-20170226-145909
   3: Sat. 2017-03-25 14:45:29 +0100 backup-20170325-232957
 Enter ID to restore (Enter to skip): 3
 INFO Restoring home/flo/bin/backup.sh to /home/flo/bin from archive backup-20170325-232957

DESCRIPTION

borg-restore.pl helps to restore files from borg backups.

It takes one path, looks for its backups, shows a list of distinct versions and allows to select one to be restored. Versions are based on the modification time of the file.

It is also possible to specify a time for automatic selection of the backup that has to be restored. If a time is specified, the script will automatically select the newest backup that is at least as old as the time value that is passed and restore it without further user interaction.

borg-restore.pl --update-cache has to be executed regularly, ideally after creating or removing backups.

App::BorgRestore provides the base features used to implement this script. It can be used to build your own restoration script.

OPTIONS

--help, -h

Show help message.

--debug

Enable debug messages.

--quiet

Reduce output by showing only show warnings and above (errors).

--detail

Output additional detail information with some operations. Refer to the specific options for more information. Currently only works with --list

--json

Output JSON instead of human readable text with some operations. Refer to the specific options for more information. Currently only works with --list

--update-cache, -u

Update the lookup database. You should run this after creating or removing a backup.

--list [pattern]

List paths contained in the backups, optionally matching an SQLite LIKE pattern. If no % occurs in the pattern, the patterns is automatically wrapped between two % so it may match anywhere in the path.

If --detail is used, also outputs which archives contain a version of the file. If the same version is part of multiple archives, only one archive is shown.

If --json is used, the output is JSON. Can also be combined with --detail.

--destination=path, -d path

Restore the backup to 'path' instead of its original location. The destination either has to be a directory or missing in which case it will be created. The backup will then be restored into the directory with its original file or directory name.

--time=timespec, -t timespec

Automatically find the newest backup that is at least as old as timespec specifies. timespec is a string of the form "<number><unit>" with unit being one of the following: s (seconds), min (minutes), h (hours), d (days), m (months = 31 days), y (year). Example: 5.5d

--adhoc

Disable usage of the database. In this mode, the list of archives is fetched directly from borg at run time. Use this when the cache has not been created yet and you want to restore a file without having to manually call borg extract. Using this option will show all archives that borg knows about, even if they do not contain the file that shall be restored.

--version

Output the program version.

CONFIGURATION

For configuration options please see App::BorgRestore::Settings.

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2016-2018 Florian Pritz <bluewind@xinu.at>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

See LICENSE for the full license text.