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Old 05-30-2008
Restore files with TAR -- Help

Hi,

Can anyone tell me the right TAR command to restore
all the files dirs/subdirs/files etc. to a given directory on my hdd from a TAPE drive?

I already used the list function to see that there is data on it with this commando:
# tar tf /dev/st0

Now I need to copy all the data to a directory on my hdd.

I hope someone can help,

Thanks,

Dennis
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Old 06-03-2008
do the follow

before you backing up file or dirctory check your tape diveice

#lsdev -C -c tape
result ------> rmt0 Available 01-08-00-0,0 LVD SCSI 4mm Tape Drive
hier tape dev is rmt0

and using "tar" you can only restore same path (your backup path)

this is commands

TAR ARCHIVE
-----------
tar -cvf (filename or device) ("files or directories to archive")
eg:- tar -cvf /dev/rmt0 "/usr/*"

TAR RESTORE
-----------

tar -tvf (filename or device) Lists archive
tar -xvf (filename or device) Restore all
tar -xvf (filename or device) ("files or directories to restore")
use -p option for restoring with orginal permissions

eg:- tar -xvf /dev/rmt0 "tcpip" Restore directory and contents
tar -xvf /dev/rmt0 "tcpip/resolve.conf" Restore a named

thanks
herath
 

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