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#36668 Remove broken file from backup

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seagul30

Description of my issue:

A new client reached because of a hacked site. We tried to restore a backup from August (6GB). However, the restore stops on localhost (and on backupmonkey testing) because of a broken file in the backup.

It seems it is a file with invalid/missing file extension - like:
filename.

instead of:
filename.jpg

I know which file it is, but how can I remove or skip it during restore?

Thanks

Sigrid

 

nicholas
Akeeba Staff
Manager

Have you tried using Kickstart with the “Ignore most errors” option on Linux? Windows is a bit weird in that some invalid characters cause PHP itself to crash and paths over 255 characters cause an error which cannot be recovered from. Linux doesn't have many such restrictions and is typically easier to extract archives which otherwise fail due to invalid characters or paths being too long.

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seagul30

Yes i tried the option, but on Windows. For a few error messages it worked, but it the end it stopped before fully restoring.
I still could not recreate the backup. For now, I gave the task back to the client, as they have to deal with some other problems as well.
For now, I am not working on it anymore. but thanks for your support!

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