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README.markdown

arq_restore

An open-source command-line utility for restoring from backups created by Arq.

Download arq_restore in binary form here.

Usage

First set 3 environment variables:

  • ARQ_ACCESS_KEY: your S3 access key ID
  • ARQ_SECRET_KEY: your S3 secret key
  • ARQ_ENCRYPTION_PASSWORD: the password you used to encrypt your backups

List Backed-Up Folders

Type arq_restore with no arguments to list all backed-up folders.

Example output: S3 bucket: akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq Stefan's MacBook Pro (stefan) /Users/stefan/src UUID: 1D142EAB-3218-48BD-BF5B-4EAEF504783E restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/1D142EAB-3218-48BD-BF5B-4EAEF504783E /Users/stefan/Documents UUID: 30A9D66D-23FC-4B95-BCA5-864099B87296 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/30A9D66D-23FC-4B95-BCA5-864099B87296 /Applications UUID: 34FD0612-D950-4275-BF4D-EEE5359911C6 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/34FD0612-D950-4275-BF4D-EEE5359911C6 /Users/stefan/Library UUID: 4F86F72A-7D70-4C55-A59A-038B96852C47 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/4F86F72A-7D70-4C55-A59A-038B96852C47 /Library/Application Support UUID: 5C71900E-2303-4B9E-8F00-43083008786F restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/5C71900E-2303-4B9E-8F00-43083008786F /Users/stefan/Music UUID: 8DA640DA-2F5F-43BE-98A1-02BCD7BA47BD restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/8DA640DA-2F5F-43BE-98A1-02BCD7BA47BD /Users/stefan/Pictures/osaka iPhoto Library UUID: CFE285E1-2432-4B10-ABF8-DA78F2C04631 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/CFE285E1-2432-4B10-ABF8-DA78F2C04631 Mac Mini (stefan) /Users/stefan UUID: 46B29F51-4201-4A13-BB32-457E77D9481A restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/3BA5A6DF-C5EC-409F-9B97-9D437B289BC7/buckets/46B29F51-4201-4A13-BB32-457E77D9481A Stefan Reitshamer's iMac (stefan) (no folders found) lisbon (stefan) /Users/stefan UUID: 65547066-D3FB-4388-80BD-A69D5AB26734 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/E8CF6F88-BC09-4E82-9894-25FCC7FD5217/buckets/65547066-D3FB-4388-80BD-A69D5AB26734 /Applications UUID: BBD8C1EF-4203-4EAA-97CE-552F4E2D2B14 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/E8CF6F88-BC09-4E82-9894-25FCC7FD5217/buckets/BBD8C1EF-4203-4EAA-97CE-552F4E2D2B14 /Library/Application Support UUID: D5B3A8E6-6B7B-44A5-B304-C67D8597E4B0 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/E8CF6F88-BC09-4E82-9894-25FCC7FD5217/buckets/D5B3A8E6-6B7B-44A5-B304-C67D8597E4B0 Stefan's MacBook Pro (withfilevault) (no folders found) Stefan Reitshamer's iMac (stefan) /Users/stefan UUID: EABE39F1-386A-4A4E-8DB9-B79F14B38CD6 restore command: arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/ED198467-D8CE-4E8B-90C5-36BF1DBDC694/buckets/EABE39F1-386A-4A4E-8DB9-B79F14B38CD6 S3 bucket: akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq.us-west-1 Stefan's MacBook Pro (stefan) (no folders found) S3 bucket: akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq.eu (no computers found) S3 bucket: akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq.ap-southeast-1 (no computers found)

(The word "buckets" in the path should be "folders", but it's not for historical reasons).

Restore from a Backup

To restore the latest version of one of the folders, type the restore command listed. For example, to restore the "src" folder from "Stefan's MacBook Pro" above, type:

arq_restore /akiaiyuk3n3tme6l4hfa.com.haystacksoftware.arq/32D9D7A2-3B3E-4BE7-B85B-0605AF24F570/buckets/1D142EAB-3218-48BD-BF5B-4EAEF504783E

License

Copyright (c) 2009, Stefan Reitshamer http://www.haystacksoftware.com

All rights reserved.

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