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Old 02-07-2002
moving files to tape drive

What is the unix command to move files/backups from the Os to tape.

Thanx in advance,
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Old 02-07-2002
Check the man page for tar (normally for files and directories), ufsdump (for complete filesystems - ufsrestore is to bring it back).

There is also cpio, dd, and then third-party software that will do backups and restores.
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Old 02-08-2002

Try this out,

tar cvf /dev/rmt/0cb <files>

this will copy the files from OS to tape.

And if u want to append to the tape,

tar rvf /dev/rmt/0cb <files>

Hope this helps u. But it will be helpful if u go through the man pages.
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Old 03-09-2002
Question moving files from tape to hdd

I'm a freshair to unix and I also have problems how can I take a huge file from a tape, (note: not a cd-rom drive), to see it and then copy it to my hard disk.....
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