[Box Backup] Re: Searching with BoxBackup for files

Ben Summers boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Wed Sep 24 12:12:10 BST 2008

On 24 Sep 2008, at 12:00, Matt Brown wrote:

> I dont think this is possible, and maybe not something that everyone
> would require (possible feature request).
> Is it possible to find a file or deleted file within a store of a
> client. I have a situation today where the user on the network knows
> he had a file called keys.doc, however unsure which directory it
> resided in. Chances are as we back up the entire /home partition we do
> have a copy in BB on the BB Store as a deleted file.
> How do I go about finding it, without going through every directory
> tree ??
> Guess what I am looking for is a find or grep kind of function :)

How about using grep?

   bbackupquery "cd home" "list -rotds" quit | grep keys

should do the job. Ain't UNIX grand?


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