When I attempted to upgrade 15.10 to 16.04 the upgrade failed and corrupted my instance. Before doing so I backed up my /home directory to AWS as a tar.gz file. How can I restore this file/directory to my new fresh installation - or at the least, how can I recover the files from within the zip? Thanks in advance.
When you have downloaded the
.tar.gz file from AWS you can either double click on it in
nautilus and pull the files out by using the
archive-manager or you could when you know the path to your file simply unpack it in terminal (ctrl+alt+t) by:
cd /path-where-you-want-to-unpack/ tar -xf /pat-to-your-archive/archive-name.tar.gz