The single file was just a test...I will want to restore a whole bunch of files.  Does the backuppc documentation explain how to set up the ssh key for backuppc to execute as root on the target (which is in fact one and the same machine)?  I don't have access to the backuppc documentation at this moment, but if it is there then I will take a look into it.

David Williams

On 9/9/2013 9:01 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM, David Williams
<> wrote:
I am hoping that someone here can help me work through an issue that I am
having trying to restore some files.  This is an old backup, maybe 1 year
old and I have just installed Mageia 3 on a new machine.  I have gotten to
the point whereby I can see my previous back ups, which were done from the
local machine and I am trying to restore to the local machine too.  To begin
with I am just trying to restore a single file.  The command is below, along
with the error messages.

Seems that the first command, that beings with /usr/bin/ssh is expecting a
password, or at least that what happens when I try it manually.  Not really
sure how to proceed from here.
Any help would be much appreciated, also this is just a personal back up and
I don't have too much backuppcPC / Linux knowledge.

Running: /usr/bin/ssh -q -x -l root linuxpc env LC_ALL=C /bin/tar -x -p
--numeric-owner --same-owner -v -f - -C /restores
Running: /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate -h linuxpc -n 612 -s
/photos -t -r /Pili -p /photos/ /Pili/IMG_0558.JPG
Xfer PIDs are now 13163,13164
Tar exited with error 65280 () status
tarCreate: Unable to write to output file (Connection reset by peer)
restore failed: BackupPC_tarCreate failed
That looks like you haven't set up the ssh key for backuppc to execute
as root on the target.  But, to grab a single file it might be easier
to download through a browser and then copy it where you want.