How to retain full pathnames when restoring from cloud?
My local file/folder backup are stored in
For some reason CBB is very anal when it comes to restoring, meaning that if the file path is incorrect CBB cannot restore the files in the folder
were all data needed are stored.
For example, if i select the
for a cloud backup to Backblaze everything is backed up as expected. If i now want to restore tha data i have two options to restore it, either to the original location or to a specific location in the Restore Wizard/Destination dialog.
If i choose to restore to the original location CBB will recreate the full path, iow
and i can then restore files from that local backup.
If i choose to restore to a specific location CBB will not recreate the full path, it will only create the subfolder/s such as the
but CBB cannot restore anything, it don´t even recognize that those files are from a backup. Running a Consistency Check and/or sync Repository won´t help.
Is there a way to force CBB to restore the full pathname of the local backup when i restore it from the cloud?
Why do i think this is important, why do i want it?
The disk i take backup to today is my E drive. If my computer get´s stolen or is damaged and replaced with a new one the priority for me is to restore my data, not to remember that
"if-you-want-to-restore,-you -must-remember-the-drive-name-you-used-in-your-old-computer" If-you-don´t...
If CBB did restore the full pathname if i restored my cloud backup to let´s say my D drive this would not have been an issue. The data in the folder i use here,
, should be sufficient for a full restore of a local file/folder backup, especially if the file
is present as well.
Why is the correct file path so darn important for a restore of local file/folder backup?
Why isn´t CBB smart enough to know after a Consistency Check and/or sync Repository of the folder
that the folder contains all data needed?
Restore should be easy and not impossible if i don´t have the full path name.
CloudBerry Explorer fails this as well.
By fixing a cloud restore made by CBB to force a restore to a specific location to re-create the full path name this would be a non issue.
Today i use 7-Zip and zip each weekly backup for archiving in the cloud, and there i have the option to use Full pathnames so the full path is retained when i unpack the zip file. This makes it possible to unzip an archive to any disk and perform a restore without issues. This is how flexable and safe it should be to successfully restore every time.
-- See and treat this post as a feature request as well. --
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