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Re: SILUG meeting

On Mon, 2013-07-22 at 18:58 -0500, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> It took about eighteen hours for yum to grind through all 5,113
> lines/packages. Now to restore my .mozilla and a couple other subfolders
> from my F18 saved image and I'll be done.

Remember I used an external eSATA Thermaltake "Toaster" interface and
ddrescue to create bare metal images of my laptop's F18 hard drive:

        # ls -l /mnt/images/F18
        total 250056752
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root          757 Jul  8 18:30 F18-fdisk.txt
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root          512 Jul  8 18:30 F18-mbr.img
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root    524288000 Jul  9 18:15 F18_part1.img
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root   4076863488 Jul  8 18:35 F18_part2.img
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root  53687091200 Jul  9 18:34 F18_part3.img
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root         1024 Jul  8 19:09 F18_part4.img
        -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 197769822208 Jul  9 18:16 F18_part5.img

This makes it a piece of cake to recover my Firefox profile:

        # mount -t ext4 -o loop /pub/images/F18/F18_part3.img /mnt
        # mount -t ext4 -o loop /pub/images/F18/F18_part1.img /mnt/boot
        # mount -t ext4 -o loop /pub/images/F18/F18_part5.img /mnt/home

>From my laptop (now with F19) I used scp to recover my default profile:

        # cd /home/doc/.mozilla/firefox/
        # scp -rp root@lion:/mnt/home/doc/.mozilla/firefox/* .

Obviously I can use this process to easily recover any files or folders.


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