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We are using rdiff-backup command to make incremental backups.My question is that how to view the files in a particular backup i.e, .gz file

Also how to recover all the files in a particular gz file

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Your terminology is slightly confusing. It suggests that rdiff-backup is incrementally producing .gz files. Is this really what you mean, or do you have a .gz file spread across your backups? –  Dan Carley Jun 15 '10 at 9:56
    
rdiff-backup is incrementally producing .gz files so in these gz files i need to see the contents of it –  Hulk Jun 15 '10 at 11:04
    
These .gz files contains reverse diff, which are seldom particular useful by themselves. If you elaborate on what problem you are trying to solve, or the end goal is, perhaps I can give you a better answer? –  andol Jul 2 '10 at 16:53
    
@andol : So i have backup .gz files for 15 days.is there a way to view the files contained in .gz file –  Hulk Jul 6 '10 at 5:45
    
Sure, you can just run gunzip on those files, like on any other .gz files. But as I said, I am not sure if you will find the content very useful. –  andol Jul 9 '10 at 23:18

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Check the rdiff-backup examples page - one of these should (hopefully) match your particular backup situation/scenario.

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