restore command in Linux is used to restore files and directories from backups created with the
dump command. It is the opposite of the
dump command, which creates a backup of files and directories.
restore command is used to restore files and directories from backups created with the
dump command. The
restore command reads the backup file and restores the files and directories to their original location. The user must have root privileges to run the
The basic syntax for the
restore command is as follows:
restore -f backup-file
-f option specifies the backup file to be restored. If the backup file is not specified,
restore will prompt the user to enter the backup file name.
restore command can be used to restore specific files or directories by specifying their path. For example, to restore a file named
file.txt from a backup, use the following command:
restore -f backup-file /path/to/file.txt
To restore a directory and all its contents, use the following command:
restore -f backup-file /path/to/directory/
The following table lists the available options for the
||Specifies the backup file to be restored.|
||Interactive mode. Prompts the user before restoring each file.|
||Restore directories recursively.|
||Test mode. Displays the contents of the backup file without restoring them.|
||Verbose mode. Displays detailed information about the restore process.|
- If you receive an error message that says “Permission denied”, make sure you are running the
restorecommand with root privileges.
- If you are having trouble restoring a specific file or directory, make sure it is included in the backup file.
- If you accidentally overwrite a file during the restore process, you can use the
undeletecommand to recover the original file.
restorecommand can only restore files and directories that were backed up with the
restorecommand does not create backups. To create backups, use the
restorecommand can be used to restore files and directories from remote backups by specifying the remote backup file location.