Thank you for publishing Article proposal: Incremental backups with Btrfs snapshots
As a follow up it could be interesting an article about restore/recovery.
I don’t know what a good title could be. “Backup recovery from Btrsf snapshots”? “Restoring backups using Btrfs snapshots?”
The article will be pretty simple.
- How to copy single files or directories from snapshots back to the original location (or elsewhere)
- How to rollback an entire snapshot (but I’m unable to cover /home and / subvolumes, I think it is not a trivial task, isn’t it?)
- How to recover the subvolume from the snapshot previously sent to the USB disk in case of disaster recovery (i.e. system reinstalled on a new disk)
@cmurf I’ve a doubt. In the previous article I talked about the /home subvolume. Let’s say I deleted my entire home directory (/home/mysuer). In this case is it better to copy the directory from the last snapshot, right? In case of disaster recovery, where I lost my disk drive and I reinstalled the system on a new one, in order to send/receive the snapshot in the USB disk, is it better to do that using a Live, I mean, doing that while the user is logged in should be avoided, right?