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Balarabay1 10-02-2006 12:20 AM

How can I decrypt a tar.gz.bf BACKUP FILE? I have the password.
 
I'm trying to re-install my system from a bootable dvd. The DVD has all the information on it, but it fails to install it on my computer. I have the 3 tar files ....I need to open them/install them. Thanks

w3bd3vil 10-02-2006 03:02 AM

what are you trying to do?
re-install a system or extract tar archives?

Balarabay1 10-02-2006 10:14 AM

I used Mkcdrec to create a bootable backup, but
 
I went to boot up my system, the DVD works, but before it gets to install my backup, I get some errors. Supposedly Mkcdrec said the backup was a success, sure it was. So, I have to just decrypt the 4 .tar.gz.bf files(Total 3.6GB) and find another way to install them, OR just get all my music and photos back. All I need is my home/Doug folder. I have since re-installed Suse, but I need to recover those files. I hope you can help.

w3bd3vil 10-02-2006 12:15 PM

dont the normal tar commands work?
mv bkp.tar.gz.bf bkp.tar.gz
tar -xvzf bkp.tar.gz

Balarabay1 10-02-2006 12:42 PM

I tried that.....got an <arch> error.
 
Remember, this was an ENCRYPTED DVD. It was encrypted using Cipher=BF. I have the password. Thanks


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