Hugo Logmans's picture

I have a recent backup of a Joomla16 instance (nowhere to be found anymore). When I try to recover that to a new Joomla3 instance, I have two problems:


1. A crash. Tried restoring multiple times but eventually this error happens and not all data is restored.

2. In the raw backup, I cannot find the mysql databases in use. I would expect them in var/lib/mysql (in the raw backup), but I cannot find database files anywhere. Are they stored in some other form?


Hope someone knows this, otherwise everything is lost...




FILES - restoring files, ownership and permissions 


UID 100 => 1014 
GID 115 => 121 

Traceback (most recent call last): 
File "/usr/bin/tklbam-restore", line 553, in <module> 
File "/usr/bin/tklbam-restore", line 526, in main 
File "/usr/lib/tklbam/", line 202, in files 
changes = Changes.fromfile(extras.fsdelta, limits) 
File "/usr/lib/tklbam/", line 184, in fromfile 
changes = [ Change.parse(line) for line in fh.readlines() ] 
File "/usr/lib/tklbam/", line 127, in parse 
return op2class[op].fromline(line[2:]) 
File "/usr/lib/tklbam/", line 81, in fromline 
return cls(*args) 
TypeError: __init__() takes at most 4 arguments (6 given) 
Hugo Logmans's picture

I found the databases dumps in myfs. Now how to restore them?

Restored database by skipping all files...

And still the crash that prevents restoring the files...

Hugo Logmans's picture

Somehow some way someone managed to generate a filename with two tabs in the filename... When you split this line using tabs (fsdelta file), then you get this error.

Found the problematic line by learning Python and do some exception handling in

Jeremy Davis's picture

Sounds like it's all been a bit of a drama for you! But it sounds like you have got there in the end (tabs in filenames... sounds like a tricky one to debug!) Great work!

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