Today, as I was writing up an invoice, I accidentally saved it over another.
No worries! Bacula to the rescue. I managed to get the original files back from tape.
One hint: include your pathnames in “quotes” so they are correctly parsed. Like this:
$ dir ---------- 0 root wheel 0 1969-12-31 19:00:00 c:/ $ cd "c:/Documents and Settings/Dan Langille/My Documents/Technologies" cwd is: c:/Documents and Settings/Dan Langille/My Documents/Technologies/ $ dir -rwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 63655 2006-10-05 14:32:49 c:/Documents and Settings/Dan Langille/My Documents/Technologies/Staff-2006.09.29.pdf -rwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 29696 2006-10-05 14:32:29 c:/Documents and Settings/Dan Langille/My Documents/Technologies/Staff-2006.09.29.xls $ mark * 2 files marked. done Bootstrap records written to /home/bacula/working/bacula-dir.1.restore.bsr The job will require the following Volumes: DLT7000-JYN224 2 files selected to be restored. Run Restore job JobName: RestoreFiles Bootstrap: /home/bacula/working/bacula-dir.1.restore.bsr Where: /tmp/bacula-restores Replace: always FileSet: Full Set Client: wocker-fd Storage: DLT When: 2006-10-20 18:00:57 Catalog: MyCatalog Priority: 10 OK to run? (yes/mod/no): yes Job started. JobId=11313 You have messages.
5 minutes later, I had my files. That includes locating the tape in my very efficient storage units. :)