I cannot find in the forum anything directly applicable to my problem, so I’m asking for help:
I have been running latest Pop!_OS (22.04 LTS) on a System76 laptop, and making complete daily backups of my personal account: /home/tomc, made to an external USB SSD.
I have installed the latest Pop!_OS to another laptop (Acer Spin 5) and am now trying to restore my personal accout to that device, using my backups on the SSD. I am getting a fatal error. I have verified these backups repeatedly during the past year.
tomc@pop-os:~$ restic -r /media/tomc/SSD-WD01-backup/galp5-popos-SSD restore latest --target /home/tomc/ Fatal: unable to open config file: stat /media/tomc/SSD-WD01-backup/galp5-popos-SSD/config: no such file or directory Is there a repository at the following location? /media/tomc/SSD-WD01-backup/galp5-popos-SSD tomc@pop-os:~$ ls -l /media/tomc/SSD-WD01-backup/galp5-popos-SSD/config ls: cannot access '/media/tomc/SSD-WD01-backup/galp5-popos-SSD/config': No such file or directory
I expected this to be a slam dunk. I have no idea what to do. The laptop which was backedup will no longer boot, and I cannot even boot up an install disk on it, so I cannot access anything that might be there.