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Bug #11110

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Backup file should be checked before restoring a specific area

Added by Danilo Zrenjanin 11 months ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Backup / Restore
Target version:
Start date:
11/27/2020
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Affected Version:
All
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Description

There is no check which would prevent restoring a specific area from the full backup.

I have successfully restored the DNS Resolver area from a full backup file.

On the docs page, there is a warning:
This does not restore one area from a full backup, the backup file must only contain the area to restore.
https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/backup/restore.html#restore-options

Actions #1

Updated by Danilo Zrenjanin 11 months ago

Also, it would be helpful to note "This value must match the Backup area chosen when creating the backup." next to the restore area dropdown box.

Actions #2

Updated by Viktor Gurov 11 months ago

"keep switch configuration" checkbox is not detailed in docs

Actions #3

Updated by Danilo Zrenjanin 11 months ago

Opened https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/11112 for tracking the documentation changes.

Actions #4

Updated by Jim Pingle 11 months ago

  • Subject changed from backup.xml file shoulud be checked before restore to Backup file should be checked before restoring a specific area
  • Target version changed from 2.5.0 to CE-Next

The behavior here may have changed recently as well. I think someone did make it so that a single area should be usable from a whole file when restoring a backup, but I don't know that it's been tested well enough to advertise it as fully supported yet.

Actions #5

Updated by Marcos Mendoza 11 months ago

FWIW I remember restoring a specific area from a full backup many months ago. Never knew it wasn't supposed to work! Granted, I didn't recheck for possible issues after the restore.

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