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#8388 How to restore a "gz" file

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tabletguy
I have a new backup which I've downloaded via ftp to a local machine for testing. "site-www.site.org-20100326-014104.tar" that kickstart 2.4.1 (most recent) doesn't recognize. What should I do?

dlb
Kickstart doesn't do tar files. You can extract it on your local computer and ftp the individual files or you may be able to extract it on the server if you have command line access. Backing up to tar and tar.gz formats is gone in Akeeba.


Dale L. Brackin
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tabletguy
"Now they tell me" . Seems there should be a warning about this compression method, if it won't be supported in the future!.

To clarify, there are no plans to support this in Akeeba Backup release version? If so, it seems a strange thing to drop, since GZ and TAR are easily read / uncompressed by your same utilities.

dlb
The tar and gz use different libraries to do the actual work. They are third party libraries, so we are at the mercy of a third party to maintain them. The choice is to depend on the third party library or "roll our own" which would take a lot of time and effort for a compression format that relatively few people know about. (Yes I know, "Them's fightin' words." :) ) Everybody knows the zip format, the jpa format was specifically designed to avoid problems that zip has with certain installations of php. There is a method to our madness.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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