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RESTOR(8)										RESTOR(8)

       restor - incremental file system restore

       restor key [ argument ... ]

       Restor  is  used to read magtapes dumped with the dump command.	The key specifies what is
       to be done.  Key is one of the characters rRxt optionally combined with f.

       f      Use the first argument as the name of the tape instead of the default.

       r or R The tape is read and loaded into the  file  system  specified  in  argument.   This
	      should  not be done lightly (see below).	If the key is R restor asks which tape of
	      a multi volume set to start on.  This allows restor  to  be  interrupted	and  then
	      restarted (an icheck -s must be done before restarting ).

       x      Each  file  on  the  tape named by an argument is extracted.  The file name has all
	      `mount' prefixes removed; for example, /usr/bin/lpr is named /bin/lpr on the  tape.
	      The  file  extracted  is	placed	in  a file with a numeric name supplied by restor
	      (actually the inode number).  In order to keep the amount of tape read to  a  mini-
	      mum, the following procedure is recommended:

	      Mount volume 1 of the set of dump tapes.

	      Type the restor command.

	      Restor  will  announce  whether  or not it found the files, give the number it will
	      name the file, and rewind the tape.

	      It then asks you to `mount the desired tape volume'.  Type the number of the volume
	      you  choose.   On a multivolume dump the recommended procedure is to mount the last
	      through the first volume in that order.  Restor checks to see if any of  the  files
	      requested  are  on  the  mounted tape (or a later tape, thus the reverse order) and
	      doesn't read through the tape if no files are.  If you are working  with	a  single
	      volume  dump  or	the number of files being restored is large, respond to the query
	      with `1' and restor will read the tapes in sequential order.

	      If you have a hierarchy to restore you can use dumpdir(8) to produce  the  list  of
	      names and a shell script to move the resulting files to their homes.

       t      Print the date the tape was written and the date the file system was dumped from.

       The  r option should only be used to restore a complete dump tape onto a clear file system
       or to restore an incremental dump tape onto this.  Thus

	    mkfs /dev/hp0a 4807
	    restor r /dev/hp0a

       is a typical sequence to restore a complete dump.  Another restor can be done  to  get  an
       incremental dump in on top of this.

       A dump followed by a mkfs and a restor is used to change the size of a file system.

       /dev/rmt1	   default file name
       rst*		   temporary files

       dump(8), dumpdir(8), mkfs(8)

       There  are various diagnostics involved with reading the tape and writing the disk.  There
       are also diagnostics if the i-list or the free list of the file system is not large enough
       to hold the dump.

       If the dump extends over more than one tape, it may ask you to change tapes.  Reply with a
       newline when the next tape has been mounted.

       Dump tapes made before the new ondisc directory structure will be converted  automatically
       by restor .

       There  is  redundant  information  on  the tape that could be used in case of tape reading
       problems.  Unfortunately, restor does't use it.

3rd Berkeley Distribution								RESTOR(8)
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