Greetings Basically I have a problem here. I lost my linux system due to
hard drive corruption I managed to back up my
directory to an ordinary tarball before I redid the system. Is there any
way to use this data as a backup?
Not really. As Tom said, without some of the other files, a backup of
just the /base subdirectory is nigh on useless.
If, however, this was mission-critical information requiring many hours
of your time to recover, you can recover a certain amount of your data
by reading the tables directly using a text editor. However, this is
very labor-intensive and tends to only allow you to recover the integer,
numeric, and short VARCHAR fields; the rest of the fields often get
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