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**NOTE:** To include a directory you need to mark all parent directories for inclusion, too. For instance to include `/home/johndoe` you also need to include `/home` as shown above. But don't confuse `/home` with `/home/`! `/home` without the trailing slash only selects the (empty) directory itself, not its contents.
## Restoring files from the NAS
To restore files from the NAS server simply run:
rsync -a -e ssh backupuser@remotehost::pull/source/path /destination/path
Replace `backupuser` with the proper backup user (e.g. `mymachine-johndoe`) and `remotehost` with the hostname of the NAS. `/source/path` is the file name on the remote side (e.g. `/daily.2/home/johndoe/foobar`) and `/destination/path` is the local destination file name.
You can also log into the NAS using SFTP or SSHFS. This is probably more convenient for browsing available files.
Be aware that both access methods are strictly read-only! Write access is only granted via rsync through the `push` module:
rsync -a -e ssh backupuser@remotehost::push/destination/path /source/path
## Side note
Because rs-backup-suite uses rsync for the client-server communication you don't necessarily need both parts. As long as you have a working rsync server on your NAS you can use the client script to push files to it. On the other hand you can use the rs-backup-suite server part with any other rsync client, as well.
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