General file typesTo restore a general type of file, go to
You are given a couple of choices.
The restored material is put into a subdirectory called RESTORE on your account. You can move it from there to whatever location you want with the "cp" command, used in an SSH session. If you already have a file with that name and don't want to replace it with this one, you can also use "cp" to rename the file. For example,
cp ~/RESTORE/old-file.html ~/public_html/new-name.html
You may first want to create a folder called "RESTORE" (all in uppercase) under your Inbox. Doing so in webmail will automatically subscribe you to that folder. (If you don't already have such a folder, the "restore mail" will create one, but you will have to subscribe to it in your mail program to be able to find it.
Click on the "Webtools" link, then on the "restore mail" link. On the first page, select the date from which you want to restore mail. Click the Submit button. On the new page, select the folder you want to restore. Again, click Submit.
The tool will cause your RESTORE folder to point to the backup folder you requested. You should then open your mail program and copy the needed messages out of RESTORE to whatever folder you want them in.
If you need to restore mail from more than one folder, you'll have to do this one folder at a time: use the web tool to update the RESTORE folder to point to a new folder in the backups, copy the messages out, update the RESTORE folder again, etc.
Note that the age of the message is not important. That is, messages from longer than 8 weeks ago are still backed up. As long as it is sitting in a folder on your RCI account, it will be backed up when that folder is backed up.
However, the message must be on RCI when the backups are made. If you received a message in the morning and deleted it in the afternoon, it has not been around long enough for the nightly backup to save it, so there is no way to recover it. Similarly, we do not back up messages in folders that are kept on desktop computers.
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