PBS client file restore with overwrite?

proxwolfe

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Hi,

So one of my VMs suffered a harddisk failure (the contents were, in principle, all backed up via the PBS client).

During the restore process there was a broken pipe error and the process stopped before it was complete - so not all files have been restored.

I would like to rerun the restore process in order to restore the files still missing. However, if I just run it again, I get an error that file xyz already exists (from the previous run).

Is there a flag that would allow the PBS client to simply overwrite existing files? (I did not find such in the docs...) Or is there another trick?

(Of course, I could simply delete all restored files and then run the restore process again but my guess is that if the process stops again ahead of completion, I might end up with even fewer restored files than now.)

Thanks!
 

proxwolfe

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Thank you.

For now, this means I will try multiple restore runs on different targets and then might need to put a complete set together from the parts.
 

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