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I try to restore a 5GB file from a backup:

$ rdiff-backup -r 2012-01-26 /backup/path/to/file /restore/dir
Exception '[Errno 28] No space left on device' raised of class '<type 'exceptions.IOError'>':

Wenn I do so, I run out of space on /. I have 8GB free space on / and a lot more on the partion with the backups and on the one for the restore. Now I ran out of ideas. Well soon I should give / more space, but this is not something I can do now. Where does rdiff-backup put all these tmp data excactly? It doesn't seem to be /tmp! How can I restore manually from the diff.gz-File?

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closed as off topic by Ward, splattne Jan 29 '12 at 8:47

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