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Old 11-20-2008
Help recovering a backed up file


By accident I erased a file at work and I need to restore it from a backup tape. My manager says I will have to use the mt command with the fsf option to look through the tape but I am confuzed. I did a restore -t [device path] to get a listing of the tape. This is taking a long time.

If I sound confused it is because I am. I just need to restore a file from a backup tape. I know the name of the file. Can someone tell me the fastest/easiest way to go about this?

Last edited by mojoman; 11-20-2008 at 12:06 PM..
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Old 11-20-2008
To be able to answer would mean knowing how the backups were done...
Not our case...
The fact that you use mt may be you have tar files appended... (or pax?) but without knowing how you do your backups, we cant answer
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