[Box Backup] How to recover using just the .raw keyfile?

Ben Summers boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Mar 25 10:01:32 GMT 2005

On 25 Mar 2005, at 09:07, Garry Glendown wrote:

> Hi,
> the manual states to keep the .raw keyfile seperate in order to be 
> able to recover from a hd crash.
> Stupid question: How do I re-generate the .key file from the .raw 
> file? I can't seem to find anything about it in the docs ...

The .key file is part of the SSL certificate, not the key to encrypt 
the data. All you need do is run bbackupd-config to generate the same 
config + SSL certificate, then replace the .raw file it generated with 
the one you kept carefully.


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