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Old 07-19-2006
file restoration to new directory - tar command

i face some problem which need URGENT assistance.

am performing a restoration for recovery in an AIX UNIX server.
when i use the tar -tvf command to view the tape contents,
it gives me /ata1/mydir/myfile.

i understand that how the file was backed up determine whether we could restore them into new directory.
=> if it's ./ata1/mydir/myfile then we can put it in a new directory (all the ata1 directories above it will be created under whichever directory i'm in).
=> If it's listed as /ata1/mydir/myfile, then it's going to restore the file in the original directory .

is there any POSSIBLE way for me to restore the files from a tape to a new directory (let say /disk1/ata1/mydir/myfile).
as we no longer have /ata1 mounted in the system.

appreciate ur kind feedback.
thanks in advanced.
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Old 07-19-2006
Check out Perderabo's suggestion in this thread

Alternately, you can create a soft link of /ata1 to /opt or /export/home and then tar all the files onto that partition (it would create all the lower directories)
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Old 07-19-2006
RTM, thank you very much.
it works with soft link.

thanks again.
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