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How to restore missing files from deja-dup?

asked 2017-03-27 12:42:19 -0500

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I have read solutions for this, but they are not working on my system. I need to get back my ssh private and public keys. They are backed up in deja-dup. The files are lost because I re-installed Fedora 25.

When I follow the instructions to navigate in the file manager to the folder (~/.ssh) and right click, there is no option to restore anything.

When I follow the instructions to run deja-dup --restore all I know to put is ~/.ssh/* This finds and restores the existing file in the directory (known_hosts), but not the key files that were in the directory when I backed it up from my prior Fedora installation.

How do I get it to restore all of the files to the directory from the backup? I am afraid I'll have to go back through all the rigamarole to create new keys.

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answered 2017-03-27 13:01:42 -0500

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I apologize, again. I got my files restored in a most roundabout way. It was a mess, but I have my files.

I went through the deja-dup gui and thought I was asking it to restore a specific directory. But, what it actually did was restored the entire backup into that directory. The subdirectories of the restored entire backup contained the files I needed, so I copied them up to the .ssh directory, deleted to entire restored backup directories, and now I have what I needed.


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